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Carbon accounting tool earns international recognition

New Zealand’s foremost carbon accounting tool earns international recognition from Environmental Leader

FoundationFootprint™ is the only New Zealand product to have been given the Top Product of the Year Award in the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards 2014.

It was considered by judges as an exemplary tool, with one saying:

“The business of managing the collection of data for sustainability reporting is a huge problem for many sustainability professionals. This software appears to be a comprehensive solution that genuinely brings together all those involved in a particular initiative and is not just a numbers-reporting system. I like the fact that it manages each goal as a business case and requires a sponsor and a budget.

“This introduces a strong element of accountability to each process and presumably permits a strong oversight process by those in charge of getting the operational implementation accomplished and the reporting achieved in a timely manner. I like that it’s compatible with the systems of most of the major sustainability reporting/evaluation organizations (GRI etc.). At the same time, this is not really a product that will change the way people operate from an environmental, energy-related or sustainability standpoint; it just makes life easier for those who are charged with getting these behavior changes to happen inside an organization.”

The Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards is a program recognising excellence in products and services that provide companies with energy and environmental benefits, or in projects implemented by companies that improved environmental or energy management and increased the bottom line.

Scores were determined by a panel of independent judges headed by Matthew Littlefield of LNS Research, and also including judges from companies including
Anheuser Busch InBev, Arrow Electronics, Autodesk, Citigroup Inc., Con Agra Foods, Environmental & Operational Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline, ISS Facility Services, Microsoft, Owens Corning, Power Advocate, Puma, Sam’s Club, Sustainability and Risk Management Reputation Limited, Trupoint Advisers, the University of California Berkeley, Williams Creek Consulting, and YES Bank.

FoundationFootprint™ New Zealand founder, Chris Lindley, is delighted with the
recognition the carbon accounting tool has received from Environmental Leader, and the positive results it’s providing some big New Zealand companies using it.

“Energy and sustainability professionals have a notoriously difficult time knowing what products to choose to help their companies increase energy, environmental and sustainability performance because there’s simply not enough information or credible providers out there. It’s great that the Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards give companies a solid base of products, vetted by experts, that they can choose from, and even better that foundationFootprint™ is recognized as one of them,” he says.

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