Risk Areas: Natural Resources

Reduce unsustainable resource dependencies

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Typical Challenges

Making the most efficient and sustainable use of raw materials to save on finite resources – and on costs.

Avoiding the use of resources obtained through human rights abuses like displacing indigenous people or using forced labour.

Replacing disposable materials with renewable resources to reduce environmental degradation and resource depletion.

Designing and producing products and packaging which use resources efficiently and can be recycled.

Shrinking resources demand more sustainable usage

The planet today is facing unprecedented, interconnected environmental challenges in areas including climate change, water, energy, biodiversity, and agriculture. With businesses relying on natural resources directly and via supply chains, new corporate efforts are needed to address environmental responsibilities, value natural capital, and better understand the linkages between resources.

Your employees, partners, suppliers and key stakeholders know the answers and are part of the solution. Speeki is focused on gathering that information from these key stakeholders and feeding that data into your system to leverage it to create value.

Engage your employees in resource conservation

Managing resources effectively to minimise resource usage demands the appropriate mindset from every resource user in your business – which means everyone. Use Speeki Surveys and Conversations to reach out to employees, disseminate resource management policies, and identify related training needs.  Secure declarations of employee commitment through Declare and Disclose, and encourage reports on wasteful resource usage via Speeki Reports.

Monitor supplier practices to ensure ethical and sustainable sourcing

Speeki Signals and Insights tools can help you evaluate how your suppliers are obtaining the materials you purchase from them. Communicate with them through Speeki Conversations and Speeki Surveys to win their support. Gain insight into their policies and pick up on subtle indications of undesirable actions they may seek to conceal, like deforestation or the use of child labour. Use Speeki Declare and Disclose to obtain supplier declarations of compliance with your ESG requirements.

Assure investors of efficient resource usage

Monitor investor perceptions of your company through Speeki Signals, and use Speeki Messaging tools to communicate with investors. Illustrate through Ratings and Certifications that your sustainable resource usage is controlling costs and contributing to your overall business sustainability.

How Speeki can help

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Signals

Hear all voices and listen to the market messages

We provide your company with integrated tools to capture ESG signals from your entire stakeholder set, to help you form a holistic view of your organisation’s resource usage. Use Speeki's signals like Speeki Social to listen to social media, Speeki Surveys to gather input and Speeki Declare and Disclose to gather discslsoures on natural resource usage. The use of our whistleblower system in Speeki Reports allows people to report on misuse of natural resources and wastage.

Insights

Interpret data like never before

Speeki’s platform combined with our experts and your internal and external consultants, can help super-charge the way you use, manage and limit your effect on the world's natural resources. Gain new insight into how resources are being extracted and used by your value chain partners.

Actions

Address issues while they are still emerging

We turn the insights from the analysis into operational plans that neutralise risks before they grow. Our focus is to build awareness, provide training, draft policies and procedures and audit your systems to truly ensure that your natural resources are managed and understood by the company and its stakeholders. Speeki can assist in conducting investigations and preparing reports for internal and external viewing.

We all have a role to play here to address our use of our natural reosurces. Speeki can help you with tools, solutions and guidance to build a comprehensive dataset to assist in insights for further action