Do you identify and assess how your business directly impactsDirect impacts:the way your business interacts with the waterways and land you are located on or around. nature?
Fantastic! As your organisation measures your impact on nature, you should include what and how you do this that goes above and beyond regulatory compliance in RFP responses.
For example “We have been measuring our water usage and monitoring the amount of nitrogen leached from our operations since [year].”
For some businesses, there are requirements under the Resource Management Act 1991 and local government bylaws to measure certain environmental impacts.
Example: Council requirements for farmers to operate within strict nitrogen leaching limits.
Identify and understand how your business directly interacts with the environment around you, including your relationship with waterways, land, biodiversity and air quality. Assess all aspects of your impacts on nature. Look across measurements of water usage and inefficiencies, pollution run-off from operations and/or sediment and litter run-off.
Do you assess how your business indirectly impactsIndirect impacts:looking beyond your direct impacts and considering how your supply chain interacts with and impacts the environment. nature?
Provide details of indirect impacts and how they were identified. This will really impress procurers.
“Our organisation sustainably sources our raw materials and/or products, ensuring they are [choose applicable e.g. FSC certified timber, palm oil free, cruelty free]”
There are no requirements for you to measure the indirect impacts your business has on nature, however there is a growing expectation and certain risk factors that make it worth assessing your entire supply chain.
Identify and assess your indirect impacts on nature, looking at each stage in the lifecycle of a product or service from sourcing and supply, to creation, distribution and end of life.
Identify any certifications in place for products/raw materials supplied.
Assess the impacts your suppliers have on the environment, looking at water usage and pollution.