MENTOR@ is a flexible, Do-It-Yourself-With-A-Little-Help platform built around different levels of maturity in either working with sustainability tools, or integrating sustainability principles in defining the business strategy or managing the sustainability/ESG reporting.
The first step in the process is a needs analysis. The second is designing a roadmap that is further on agreed with members of the management or with the sustainability reporting team.
The implementation is monitored and adjusted in regular meetings (weekly or monthly, depending on the complexity and scope of the agreed process).
Who is it for?
The MENTOR@ programme is designed to guide organisations through the appropriate strategic process, in a logical sequence of that process, and then guide them as they dive into the process.
The programme is aimed at those who:
want to understand where they are in terms of sustainability/ESG performance
want to move from an empirical performance measurement system to a standardised one
want to understand what types of impacts they produce and what are the boundaries of these impacts
need to define or update their sustainability/ESG strategy
We know that turning a business into a sustainable one is not easy. Any transformation brings in discomfort, resistance, investments or costs, as the case may be. We also know that there are challenges that people in the organisation can face by themselves, yet they cope better with these challenges if they are provided some guidance.
The industry, company size, geographic area where products or services are marketed, the location of the company, company focus, management structure, history, mission, vision and values of the organisation, management ambition and motivation are some of the variables that influence the decision to choose a particular path in the process of redefining the business strategy or the sustainability/ESG reporting process.
These involve different degrees of complexity, the level of maturity in running such processes forcing the reporting organisation to adopt – or not – modern and complex systems.
Once the new legislative requirements come into force, sustainability reporting will be the result of an ongoing rigorous, comparable and verifiable effort. During this process, solid information on the environmental, social and governance of the organisation, as well as details of its impacts across the value chain are collected, analysed, compared and selected. Once the data on the sustainability performance become public, they influence decisions and therefore is subject to legal consequences, including sanctions and possible negative assessments from authorities, rating agencies or civil society.
The sustainability report should reflect as accurately as possible the organisation’s strategy, the short, medium and/or long term impacts that the reporting organisation has, and its actual contribution (neither under- nor overevaluated) to the development of the community where it operates.