What We Do

Our Vision: Excellence in Sustainability

With the proper tools and expertise, sustainability teams can drive a profitable and balanced corporate resource efficiency strategy that exceeds science-based targets and stakeholder expectations.

 

 

The corporate sector has the biggest lever to pull to affect global GHG emissions

POINT380’s analysis conducted for The 3% Solution: Driving Profits Through Carbon Reductions shows that company operations are directly responsible for over 70% of U.S. GHG emissions. As such, the global corporate sector has the greatest opportunity to make a difference in the effort to reduce global emissions.

The practice of corporate sustainability is just now coming into maturity

After a decade of corporate GHG reporting, academia’s long-standing mantra that resource efficiency and renewable energy can be cost effective is finally making its way into corporate strategy meetings. CEO’s and CFO’s are finally giving it credence, pressure from stockholders and policy makers is increasing, and companies are penciling the cost/benefits of sustainability investments.

Corporate action to address sustainability is accelerating

Over 380 of the S&P500 companies publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions. The number of companies committing to follow science-based emissions targets is growing 90% per year. These targets imply that corporate investment in new energy technologies will rise 3X to 5X or more over the next decade. Leading companies are also making significant investments in emerging sustainability issues such as water use by food and beverage companies, conflict minerals in electronics, sustainable palm oil in consumer products.

Leading companies are realizing that sustainability can be a profit center

Leading corporations are currently investing tens of millions of dollars in energy and sustainability capital projects and related management. Optimizing deployment of these investments can deliver millions in bottom-line value. Recasting sustainability programs from a “cost center to a profit center” is essential to accelerate global emissions reduction.

It’s time to Go Beyond Reporting

Accounting and transparency are only the first steps for a corporate sustainability program. Setting a science-based emissions target effectively kicks-off a long-term project to get to zero emissions. This means more efficiency and renewable energy projects must happen each year and into the future. Business processes to harvest existing opportunities need to be scaled up, streamlined and integrated with other essential functions such as finance and procurement. Companies also need to implement forward planning processes that signal when and where attractive improvement opportunities are drying up and identify the next generation of technologies and techniques needed to maintain progress toward goals.

Corporate sustainability teams often lack the tools and expertise

Managing corporate investment to achieve sustainability goals is more complex than many give credit. Projects that provide attractive financial returns do not necessarily maximize sustainability benefits, and vice versa. Further, sustainability teams can lack the tools and expertise to identify and evaluate project opportunities, build and manage portfolios of projects, or make a strong financial case to their CFOs. And often they haven’t the breadth, and sometime the respect, within their companies to get needed interdepartmental cooperation.

POINT380’s Tools & Expertise

POINT380 has been a leader in discovering, assessing and implementing resource strategies for leading companies since 2006. We have launched an innovative cloud-based corporate sustainability information platform called FlagstaffRPO™ that helps sustainability teams set, track and achieve energy and sustainability goals. It accelerates and improves forward planning by integrating targets, past performance, forecasts, project portfolio development and investment analytics. It makes the process of identifying, evaluating and implementing hundreds or even thousands of potential projects within a large company’s operations and its supply-a regular internal business process.

TESTIMONIALS

“This year Walmart opened its first store in the United States with the sales floor lit entirely by LED lights…This is a natural progression of Walmart’s leadership in LED lighting, which started 6 years go with exterior signage and freezer case lighting (now an industry norm)…This is a great example of Walmart using its global scale to develop new technologies and bring them to market more quickly.”

- Walmart, 2011

“BMW AG’s assembly plant in South Carolina, which made 300,000 vehicles last year, gets half its electricity from an on-site energy center that burns methane piped to it from a nearby garbage dump.”

- Wall Street Journal, 17 September 2013

“As a food company, our business depends on access to fresh water, which is why we are so mindful of the growing scarcity of global fresh water supplies.”

- Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg Company, 2013