During the last years, we continued to support our clients in their transformation to sustainable corporations through the development of new services:
Materiality Mapping – We realized that the materiality analysis is one of the biggest challenges for companies, but it forms the basis of sustainability reporting and is therefore the core element of sustainability management. Using our method of “materiality mapping”, we made it easier to prioritize the main topics, as we made the connections between the topics visible and the stakeholders did not just have to rate detached concepts. Several customers – and ourselves – have already worked with this 2015 developed tool. The materiality analysis, which were previously carried out incorrectly by most companies using wrong criteria for the matrix, should therefore bring better results in the future.
Advanced Stakeholder Dialogue – In 2016, we complemented our mapping tool with an expanded event format: in our “results-oriented stakeholder dialogue”, the participants also provide information about their desired future involvement beyond commenting on and evaluating selected topics. However, this small step has a big impact: it is the basis for working with stakeholders beyond the scope of dialogue, and it lays the foundation for joint projects.
Extended Stakeholder Mapping – In addition to the stakeholder dialogue, in 2016 we developed an extended model for stakeholder analysis. New to the computerized tool are its four flexibly selectable analysis criteria and the visualization of all results in a single graphic. With the help of this tool, our customers can carry out in-house analyzes themselves.
SDG-Workshop – Many companies are currently faced with the task of coordinating their existing sustainability management with the new sustainable development goals. We support our customers with a specially developed workshop.
CSR Educational Films – 2017 was another big challenge for many companies on our agenda: creating a common CSR understanding throughout the company. We developed a new combination of tools: First, 10-minute videos explain in a simple and sometimes entertaining way what CSR and sustainability mean. Expert statements and cartoons encourage employees to engage with their company’s CSR / sustainability management. Thus, the videos fulfil the function of short keynotes in company-internal events and invite to further discuss the topic. Second, printed folders are available for each video. These show important elements from the film and contain all important statements and texts as well as additional information on selected topics. Third, companies can buy a whole package including moderated workshops. All these new services are provided through e new streaming platform.
In addition, we have also developed two new CSR courses during the last year:
Relevant & Material Topics – For the course for the Academic CSR Consultant at the University of Applied Sciences of BFI Vienna we developed a one-day course on “Materiality”.
CSR Strategy – For the training academy of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, we developed a one-day-course for CSR strategy development.