In The News2020-09-27T15:27:42+00:00

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Sustainability is Good for Business

Per this article, the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations have outperformed their non-sustainable peers:

– 19% since 2005

– 22% since Covid (spring 2020)

If you want to make more money, and don’t mind doing something good while making that money, becoming a certified sustainable company might be worth considering.

 

January 20th, 2022|

com-ESCO to Pursue Sustainability Certification via Edenark Group ISO 14001 Program

Com-ESCO™ (http://www.com-esco.com/ ), a South Florida-based, licensed and insured general contractor and commercial Energy Services Company, and parent of Sustainable Performance Solutions (https://www.susperfsol.com/), Sea Coast Window & Door ( http://seacoastwindow.com/ ), Professional Window & Door (https://prowinfl.com/), and National Aluminum Fabricators, has decided to pursue the Edenark Group ISO 14001 environmental sustainability certification.

The Edenark Group ISO 14001 is the world’s premier environmental sustainability certification program and allows SMEs (small to mid-sized enterprises) a program designed and priced specifically for them.

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.

“We provide ASHRAE energy audits and are a leader in energy efficiency credentialing, commissioning, and sustainability consulting”, said Mike Modica, principal in com-ESCO.  “We intimately know the sustainability space and via our various companies, provide products, services, auditing and credentialing, to a large number of clients, domestically and internationally.  We have worked with Edenark Group for years and our views, expectations and standards align with their views, expectations and standards,” added Modica.

“When an organization pursues, and attains, the Edenark Group ISO 14001 sustainability certification, they are not just doing it to see their costs go down and revenues and profits go up.  They are setting a higher bar for their organization and sending a signal to all those around them,” says David Goodman, CEO of Edenark Group.  “They are agreeing to adhere to the world’s Gold standard for sustainability certification; are choosing to be a leader and part of the solution, not the problem; and are joining an elite fraternity of over 300,000 organizations, in over 150 countries, that have committed to continually improving in every way.”

com-ESCO (http://www.com-esco.com/ ) can be reached at 888-344-ESCO (3726)

Edenark Group can be reached at +1 561.512.2257

 

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January 19th, 2022|

SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION > COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATION > FASTER GROWTH/PROFIT

SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION > COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATION > FASTER GROWTH/PROFIT

 

Early in 2020, a Stern/NYU study showed brands that consumers believed to be sustainable were growing 5.6x faster than their non-certified competitive peers.

 

That was pre-virus.

 

In late 2021, Stern/NYU updated the study, including the impact of the virus on consumer decisions.

 

Sustainable brands had widened the gap.  They are now growing 7.1x faster than their non-certified sustainable peers.

 

Per Forbes, 88% of consumers want you, the companies that supply their products/services, to help them make a difference by being sustainable, but only 28% of them believe you are doing so.

 

For the companies that have responded to this consumer request, and become sustainable, the market has responded in kind by supporting these companies.  This shift in consumer (both B2B and B2C) purchasing and loyalty has helped these sustainable companies to take market share and grow 7.1x faster than their peers who have not become sustainable.

 

January 17th, 2022|

Influence of ESG on Private Debt Pricing

Per this article in Private Equity News, ESG is now included in most debt financing deals.

The inclusion of ESG in private loan documents is designed to incentivize companies to improve.

The “ESG margin ratchet” is now commonplace in debt deals and provides for tiered pricing that goes up or down, depending on the borrower achieving ESG performance goals.

The market is generally working off a 12-month lookback.

Net, a company seeking debt financing, or a lowering of its debt financing cost, should consider the impact of that 12-month lookback and start planning an ESG program at least a year ahead of its need for financing or desire for better debt financing pricing.

January 17th, 2022|

Encompass Trading (PTY) Ltd Will Pursue Edenark Group ISO 14001

Per this release, Encompass Trading (PTY) Ltd states that it will pursue sustainability certification, carbon neutrality and ESG compliance via the Edenark Group ISO 14001 program.

Release narrative:

Encompass Trading (PTY) Ltd (https://www.etpro.co.za/  ), of Pretoria, South Africa, manufacturers and supplies an extensive range of high quality cleaning detergents and hygiene products; and provides comprehensive cleaning services to commercial and domestic consumers nationwide.  The company has decided to pursue the Edenark Group ISO 14001 environmental sustainability certification program.

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.

“We are committed to make a difference in people’s lives and help create a clean, safe and healthy environment,” says James Ojo, Director and CEO of Encompass Trading (PTY) Ltd.  “Our mission is to solve problems, regardless of size.  As small of a problem as a dirty or untidy environment may appear to be, it provides an opportunity for our company to help our client, the employer, create a healthy, safe and clean working environment for its employees.  This improvement in working conditions and employee health, improves performance, and profitability for our client.  Further, our products are environmentally safe and Green.  The Edenark Group ISO 14001 program is the best in the world.  It gives us the opportunity to show that we operate at the highest level.”

“When an organization pursues, and attains, the Edenark Group ISO 14001 sustainability certification, they are not just doing it to see their costs go down and revenues and profits go up.  They are setting a higher bar for their organization and sending a signal to all those around them,” says David Goodman, CEO of Edenark Group.  “They are agreeing to adhere to the world’s Gold standard for sustainability certification; are choosing to be a leader and part of the solution, not the problem; and are joining an elite fraternity of over 300,000 organizations, in over 150 countries, that have committed to continually improving in every way.”

Encompass Trading (PTY) Ltd (https://www.etpro.co.za/ ) can be reached at +27 64 888 9791

Edenark Group (https://edenark.com ) can be reached at +1 561.512.2257

 

 

January 16th, 2022|

Sustainability / ESG – It’s Always Been About People!

One of the big discussion points during COP26 was the recognition that people, inclusive of mental health and performance, must be part of an organization’s sustainability program.

Current ESG articles underscore “why the human element matters more than ever” and talk about how managing the health and happiness of employees is critical to organizational health and performance.

This 8 point guide on the key components of a sustainability program considers employee performance, health and happiness as the most important component to a successful sustainability program.

This is an example of a corporate employee performance, health and happiness program that is integrated into a sustainability program.

Sustainability has always been about people.  A sustainability program that does not have a ‘people piece’ is not a true sustainability program.

January 14th, 2022|

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