True’s Environmental Business Operations Standard is structured as an environmental management system (EMS) that allows businesses of any sector or size to measure, manage, minimise, and continually improve their operational environmental footprint.
By following the five-step modular approach, a business can progress at its own pace, while achieving recognition along each step of its journey towards achieving the standard and award. Achievement allows a business to demonstrate its commitment to addressing environmental concerns. We provide all the information and tools you will need for each step and are available for advice, support, and consultation.
Through our partnership with ESI Monitor, we provide organisations with evidence based and independently verified social and environmental standards.
Products and services include:
- A premier international benchmarked
modular environmental standard
- Carbon footprint assessments in
accordance with the GHG Protocol
- Environmental benchmarking
- Expert environmental consultancy
- Impact-based carbon offsetting
- Corporate carbon offsets
- Social benchmarking
- UN SDG consultancy
Five-step Modular Approach
Create an ‘environmental team’ consisting of specific champions responsible for: waste and water; energy and buildings; procurement and supply chains; and education and awareness. You also have the option here to measure your business’s environmental and carbon footprint.
Policy Adoption and Commitment
Develop environmental policies and commitments aligned with your business’s mission and goals, together with international targets and goals such as the Paris Agreement and Sustainable evelopment Goals.
Utilise the documents in the resource library to construct and enact environmental action plans and policies. Inclusive consultancy support can be provided here to assist you.
Measure Your Impact
Calculate your environmental impact to receive a richer understanding of how your business’s operations may effect the environment.
Build a consciousness of continual improvement and set up systems and commitments that allow for these processes to continue effectively.
Following completion of the five-step modular approach, the information will require independent verification. This process includes confirmation of utility information used for understanding your carbon footprint, evidence of fulfilment of your environmental management assessment, success of your policy commitments.
You will then receive a bronze, silver, or gold Award, depending on the business’ measuring, managing, minimising, and continual improvement performance. The
Award is valid for three years. As you continue to measure, improve and input your footprint data, you will receive regular updates including relevant changes in legislation, regulation or calculation tools. This will include an update to peer comparisons and enable you to continue on a journey of incremental improvement.
By using our EMS, working towards our standard, benchmarking, and being independently assessed, your organisation will demonstrate to clients, employees, regulators, industry bodies, and stakeholders that you are in the vanguard of businesses acting to address the negative impact mankind is having on our planet.
Gaining accreditation through using our EMS is not just about gaining a kite mark and enhancing your organisation’s
internal and external standing. Having accurate and ongoing benchmarking gives organisations many competitive
Services and Support
As part of their enrolment in the Environmental Business Operations Standard, organisations receive access to a wide range of digital tools and support, including:
Access to our digital resource library
Annual emissions benchmarking data
On-site or remote verification of data collection
Our digital resource library provides champions with step-by-step guidance regarding how to identify adverse environmental impacts, create solutions, and enact meaningful changes. The resource library also offers useful exemplars, templates, worksheets, and audit guidance, providing all the tools and information you will need to create and enact impactful and long-lasting changes.