Last month, the United Nations once again raised the alarm. It is imperative that global temperatures not rise by more than the current target—1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this goal, global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030 and carbon neutrality must be achieved by mid-century.
There is an urgent need for action on climate change. What can be done, who should act, and how? Without a doubt, everyone, in their own way, can be part of the solution. One thing is also certain: companies have an important role to play.
Helping businesses in their sustainable efforts
A few years ago, companies were mainly concerned with the ever-stricter environmental regulations put in place to manage air pollution, water, and waste, and guarantee the public’s health and safety. They had to develop processes to collect data and produce reports for the authorities quickly and efficiently, all the while minimizing errors that could lead to non-compliance. From the start, ERA Environmental Management Solutions was there to assist them.
Today, more and more businesses are stepping up their game and going beyond the sustainability goals set by the authorities. In this transition, ERA Environmental Management Solutions can help too.
We have noticed an increase in the use of our Sustainability Module. Companies are using their environmental/health & safety data much more now than they used to, analyzing it to learn from it, which wasn’t necessarily the case a few years ago.
27 years of supporting businesses with their environmental challenges
This month, ERA Environmental Management Solutions celebrates 27 years of being in business and adapting to the needs and objectives of its growing client base. It all started with the wood industry, which in the 1990s became one of the first sectors to be regulated. Now, ERA works in more than 30 industries ranging from automotive to aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and chemical companies.
ERA has designed an integrated software that allows clients to collect, track and report their environmental air emissions, waste production, and water usage and discharges. They then submit this data to government authorities in their periodic reports. With it, companies also know how much they are polluting and which efforts they can make to minimize their impact.
We regularly update our software to ensure that it is in alignment with the current regulatory requirements and the different industries we work with. Building a single, robust platform allows us to be extremely accurate and minimize errors.
Standardizing to be more sustainable
Erin adds, “The key to ensuring your organization’s sustainability project is “sustainable” long term is to use a solution to help collect, organize, trend, and organize your data. This data tells the story of your organization’s sustainability journey and gives your organization’s stakeholders visibility.”
More and more companies are choosing this path because sustainability can be a great way to reduce operating costs, deal with increasingly fierce competition, and better anticipate future risks.
For ERA, it all starts with the data and its analysis. It is critical to collect accurate, standardized information in a single place. With this information at hand, a business can create a concrete and realistic action plan to reduce its environmental impact.