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TruPayroll Excited to Start Sustainability Certification, Carbon Neutral, ESG Planning Process

TruPayroll, a national leading provider of online payroll services, is excited to start the Edenark Group ISO 14001 environmental sustainability certification program.

“The TruPayroll team has been excited about the program since we started discussing it.  This past week, as a starting point, Edenark Group sent us a list of ideas for us to consider, to become more sustainable.  Many had no cost and most looked easy to administer and fun to execute.  We realize there are many things we can do, with little to no personal or organizational hardship that will have a positive impact on the environment.  We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves, getting to work, doing some good, and having fun with this,” said Albert Wagner, CEO of TruPayroll.

Over the past decade, TruPayroll has built a reputation for its affordable, easy-to-use web-based interface and a personable ability to guide clients through complicated industry changes, 24 hours a day. The decision to pursue the environmental sustainability certification is yet another intentional step toward giving clients a peace of mind that TruPayroll is a responsible corporate citizen, said Albert Wagner, founder of TruPayroll.

“As a corporate payroll partner to companies in 24 states, we take seriously the investment our partners make with us,” Wagner said. “This certification is our way of giving them further assurance that we are responsible business partners to them and to the overall world we share.”

The Edenark Group ISO 14001 is the world’s premier environmental sustainability certification program and allows small to mid-sized enterprises the ability to attain the world’s most popular environmental certification standard via a program designed and priced specifically for them. Edenark Group also helps clients pursue carbon neutrality and ESG compliance, using the Edenark Group ISO 14001 as a foundation for long term compliance.

The program helps the organization define how it interacts internally, externally, and with the environment. It incorporates energy/waste/water, employee health and performance enhancement, community involvement, procurement and suppliers, compliance and regulations, emergency/security, and stakeholder engagement.

“Change is hard for all of us.  Asking a company to dramatically change its operation is not realistic.  We go for smiles!  We start the sustainability process with easy to execute projects that deliver ‘quick wins’ to build trust and confidence.  The happier people are with something, the more they commit; and the more they commit, the more they do,” said David Goodman, CEO of Edenark Group. “TruPayroll is the kind of organization we love to work with.  They are excited about getting started, doing good things and having fun.”

 

 

August 10th, 2022|

Change Brings Opportunity….If You Are Ready

We all know when there is change there is opportunity. 

We also know, you need to be ready for when your opportunity comes.

There is a growing interest from consumers to ‘buy local’.  This benefits SMEs (small to mid-sized enterprises).  But, to win those consumers, this article tells us, consumers are demanding you prove you are a Good Corporate Citizen by being a sustainable company.

  • Consumers and investors are becoming better able to investigate and uncover Greenwashing (ie, saying you are sustainable when you are not);
  • 9 out of 10 consumers say it is important for your company to be environmentally sustainable;
  • 64% of them say your company’s performance on environmental and social issues is a factor in their purchase decisions;
  • 25% of them have already switched brands due to their sustainability beliefs.

Think about that last point – 25% of consumers have already switched brands due to their sustainability beliefs.  Was your company ready for when those consumers were making their decisions and did you win that business? 

Those were the Innovators / Early Adaptors.  The next 25% – 35% is the Early Majority.  That’s happening right now.  Are you taking or giving market share as they switch?  If you are the giving type, think of the cost of trying to win that business back.

What about when the Late Majority’s 20% takes the plunge?  Will you be ready for them?

Or will you wait for when the Laggards finally come around?

August 10th, 2022|

CPL Group USA Excited to Start Sustainability Certification, Carbon Neutrality and ESG Planning Process

CPL Group USA heads a group of companies that are synergistically aligned to provide end-to-end electric grid infrastructure management services to commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings.  CPL’s founders have been in the Energy Management business for over 35 years, positioning the company to national prominence in the industry. The company decided to pursue the Edenark Group ISO 14001 environmental sustainability certification program and has begun the process of reviewing its work environment and considering areas that can be enhanced, from a sustainability and carbon reduction standpoint.

“The CPL Group USA team has been excited about the program since we decided to pursue it.  We have been reviewing areas to become more sustainable and are pleased to see there are so many that can be fun for staff and can be executed at little to no corporate cost.  We’re looking forward to leading by example and showing our clients how easy it is to be part of the solution, not the problem,” said Dario Gristina, Chairman/CEO of CPL Group USA.

“Change is hard for all of us.  Asking a company to dramatically change its operation is not realistic.  We go for smiles!  We start the sustainability process with easy to execute projects that deliver ‘quick wins’ to build trust and confidence.  The happier people are with something, the more they commit; and the more they commit, the more they do,” said David Goodman, CEO of Edenark Group. “CPL Group USA is the kind of organization we love to work with.  They are excited about getting started, doing good things and having fun.”

The Edenark Group ISO 14001 is the world’s premier environmental sustainability certification program and allows SMEs (small to mid-sized enterprises) the ability to attain the world’s most popular environmental certification standard via a program designed and priced specifically for them.   Edenark Group also helps clients pursue carbon neutrality and ESG compliance, using the Edenark Group ISO 14001 as a foundation for long term compliance.

The program, which allows companies to progressively improve at a pace that works for their needs, helps the organization define how it interacts internally, externally, and with the environment.  It incorporates energy/waste/water, employee health and performance enhancement, community involvement, procurement and suppliers, compliance and regulations, emergency/security, and stakeholder engagement.  Benefits include creating a culture of continual improvement, stakeholder engagement, lower costs, higher revenues and profits, improved employee performance, and…… doing the right thing for the environment and current and future generations.

CPL Group USA can be reached at +1.914-482-0599

Edenark Group can be reached at +1 561.512.2257

 

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August 9th, 2022|

TruPayroll Excited to Start Sustainability Certification, Carbon Neutrality and ESG Planning Process

TruPayroll, a national leading provider of online payroll services, is excited to start the Edenark Group ISO 14001 environmental sustainability certification program.

“The TruPayroll team has been excited about the program since we started discussing it.  This past week, as a starting point, Edenark Group sent us a list of ideas for us to consider, to become more sustainable.  Many had no cost and most looked easy to administer and fun to execute.  We realize there are many things we can do, with little to no personal or organizational hardship that will have a positive impact on the environment.  We’re looking forward to rolling up our sleeves, getting to work, doing some good, and having fun with this,” said Albert Wagner, CEO of TruPayroll.

Over the past decade, TruPayroll has built a reputation for its affordable, easy-to-use web-based interface and a personable ability to guide clients through complicated industry changes, 24 hours a day. The decision to pursue the environmental sustainability certification is yet another intentional step toward giving clients a peace of mind that TruPayroll is a responsible corporate citizen, said Albert Wagner, founder of TruPayroll.

“As a corporate payroll partner to companies in 24 states, we take seriously the investment our partners make with us,” Wagner said. “This certification is our way of giving them further assurance that we are responsible business partners to them and to the overall world we share.”

The Edenark Group ISO 14001 is the world’s premier environmental sustainability certification program and allows small to mid-sized enterprises the ability to attain the world’s most popular environmental certification standard via a program designed and priced specifically for them. Edenark Group also helps clients pursue carbon neutrality and ESG compliance, using the Edenark Group ISO 14001 as a foundation for long term compliance.

The program helps the organization define how it interacts internally, externally, and with the environment. It incorporates energy/waste/water, employee health and performance enhancement, community involvement, procurement and suppliers, compliance and regulations, emergency/security, and stakeholder engagement.

“Change is hard for all of us.  Asking a company to dramatically change its operation is not realistic.  We go for smiles!  We start the sustainability process with easy to execute projects that deliver ‘quick wins’ to build trust and confidence.  The happier people are with something, the more they commit; and the more they commit, the more they do,” said David Goodman, CEO of Edenark Group. “TruPayroll is the kind of organization we love to work with.  They are excited about getting started, doing good things and having fun.”

 

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August 7th, 2022|

TruPayroll Receives Green Team Guide and starts planning Sustainability Certification Projects

TruPayroll Receives Green Team Guide and Starts Planning Sustainability Certification, Carbon Neutrality and ESG Projects

 

MARCO ISLAND, FL–TruPayroll, a national leading provider of online payroll services, has received the Edenark Group ISO 14001 Green Team Guide and has started planning its project work to become certified sustainable, inclusive of commencing ESG and carbon neutrality planning.

“The TruPayroll team is excited to start reviewing the Green Team Guide and considering the various projects and activities to improve our carbon footprint and sustainability effort, as part of our pursuit of sustainability certification, carbon neutrality and ESG program development,” said Albert Wagner, CEO of TruPayroll.

Over the past decade, TruPayroll has built a reputation for its affordable, easy-to-use web-based interface and a personable ability to guide clients through complicated industry changes, 24 hours a day. The decision to pursue the environmental sustainability certification is yet another intentional step toward giving clients a peace of mind that TruPayroll is a responsible corporate citizen, said Albert Wagner, founder of TruPayroll.

“As a corporate payroll partner to companies in 24 states, we take seriously the investment our partners make with us,” Wagner said. “This certification is our way of giving them further assurance that we are responsible business partners to them and to the overall world we share.”

The Edenark Group ISO 14001 is the world’s premier environmental sustainability certification program and allows small to mid-sized enterprises the ability to attain the world’s most popular environmental certification standard via a program designed and priced specifically for them. Edenark Group also helps clients pursue carbon neutrality and ESG program development, using the Edenark Group ISO 14001 as a foundation for long term compliance.

The program helps the organization define how it interacts internally, externally, and with the environment. It incorporates energy/waste/water, employee health and performance enhancement, community involvement, procurement and suppliers, compliance and regulations, emergency/security, and stakeholder engagement.

“There are hundreds of things a company can do to improve its carbon footprint and environmental sustainability effort.  Many can be done at little to no cost to the company and are fun for the employees,“ said David Goodman, CEO of Edenark Group.  “The goal is to constantly make progress while enjoying the process.  The TruPayroll team brings positive energy.  They are excited about what they are doing for their company, their community and the world; and are having fun doing it,” added Goodman.

Trupayroll website

Edenark Group website

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August 6th, 2022|

Millennials and Gen Z Driving Car Industry Change

Millennials and Gen Z combine for 50% of the world’s population and are the future of your company.

As previously reported via our posts, these consumers care more about your sustainability commitment than your brand.

They will move their purchasing loyalty if they find a certified sustainable company; and they will move their employment if they find a certified sustainable company to work for.

This article discusses another industry, automakers and suppliers, that is accelerating its sustainability programs (the ‘E’ in ESG) to better compete for these consumers and workers.

 

In short:

 

  • Search for talent – The auto industry is trying to become more sustainable to compete for, and retain, talent. Workers will go elsewhere if the auto industry does not improve its sustainability commitments….and follow through with its promises;

 

  • Government compliance – The SEC and European Commission are putting teeth into laws that will help ensure companies comply;

 

  • Cost of money – 33% – 50% of all credit ratings downgrades are due to ESG, negatively impacting brand and cost of capital;

 

  • Vendor impact – Supply chain vendors are being tasked with becoming certified sustainable, to help their clients meet their internal mandates;

 

  • Price and margin – Sustainable products with a lower CO2 footprint are commanding higher prices

 

Your industry is facing the same demands and opportunities.  You can make sustainability a powerful differentiation tool for your company.  This PPP explains what you should look for in a sustainability program.

August 4th, 2022|

What is the difference between Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero?

If you are confused by the phrases ‘Net Zero’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’, this is an excellent article.

For a company –

Net Zero incorporates all emissions involved with the process of the business, including things outside of your direct control, like suppliers.  It incorporates:

  • Scope 1 – Direct carbon emissions from company-owned and controlled resources
  • Scope 2 – Indirect carbon emissions from a company’s utility-provided purchased energy
  • Scope 3 – Indirect carbon emissions (not in #1 or #2) that are part of the value chain, including waste, travel, commuting, purchased goods/services (both production of product-related and non-production-related), transportation/distribution (from both suppliers and customers), fuel/energy (not in #1 or #2), capital goods (equipment, building), investments, franchises, leased assets, used/sold products, end of life treatment.

Carbon Neutral has fewer barriers and occurs when a company is making, or creating, no net release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, especially as a result of carbon offsetting.  In effect, a company can become carbon-neutral by defining its carbon footprint and purchasing carbon offsets.

We like to view carbon neutrality like training wheels on a bicycle – Your parents gave you a bicycle for your birthday and you want to ride it, but you need those training wheels.  It initially feels great.  But, pretty soon, you want to be able to ride that bike without those training wheels.  We view carbon offsets as the training wheels – they get you to where you want to be instantly, but they are not what you want to use forever.  You don’t want the expense, nor do you want to continually ‘buy’ your carbon neutrality.

We believe you should use the following process for you company:

  • Become certified sustainable via a program that meets the criteria discussed in this PPP.  If you pick the right one, it will also serve as a foundation for the rest of the work discussed below;
  • Quantify your carbon footprint via a professional who is certified (as an Auditor or Lead Auditor) in both sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. This person should not only quantify your carbon footprint and help you purchase legitimate, globally-recognized and respected, carbon offsets; but also help you adjust your sustainability program’s project plan to, over time, become less dependent on those offsets, ultimately not needing them at all;
  • Start your ESG program, using your sustainability program as foundation (it is the E and, if you picked the right program, will also help you with the S and the G);
  • Build your ESG program slowly, not expanding faster than you can manage;
  • Quantify your entire Net Zero score via a professional who is certified (as an Auditor or Lead Auditor) in both sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. Again, you want your sustainability program to do most of the work for you and if you selected the right one at the beginning, it will;
  • Start your Net Zero pursuit, using your sustainability program as foundation.

Many organizations look at sustainability, carbon neutrality, ESG and Net Zero as independent things and attack them as one-offs.  However, if you start with a globally-accepted sustainability program that can serve as the foundation for the others, you can grow at a pace that is comfortable for your organization and the entire process is less expensive, less time consuming and far easier.

August 4th, 2022|

Use Sustainability Certification to make a positive impact on your company’s bottom line, your employees, your community and the environment.

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