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Strategic Sustainability Services

Sustainable business development

Interpreting your needs and understanding how sustainable markets are developed are of the utmost importance to ÅF. We find the business advantages of sustainability and prepare you for the circular economy.

With ÅF at your side, sustainability becomes profitable. By addressing your needs with our experience and expert knowledge across many technical disciplines, we create solutions – everything from overall strategies to implementation and concrete measures. Strategic sustainability services have much to offer clients in both the public and private sectors.

As a client, we support you in formulating strategies, goals and key performance indicators that enable you to steer your company toward better sustainability performance.

Our services

  • Outside world and present situation
    • Benchmarking and gap analysis
    • Risk assessment
    • Stakeholder analysis and dialogue
    • Materiality analysis
    • Circular economy
    • Climate calculations

  • Strategy and sustainable business development
    • Sustainability strategy
    • Goals and key performance indicators
    • Code of conduct and policies
    • Workshops and training

  • Communication and monitoring
    • Audits
    • Sustainability reporting

We often start by analysing the present situation through risk assessments and analysis of the value chain. We also conduct dialogues with selected stakeholders. Knowing your stakeholders’ opinions and priorities is a critical part of the process when establishing the framework for your sustainability efforts. The materiality analysis leads to defined focus areas and action plans, and forms the foundation for an overall sustainability strategy. Anchoring and development of the analysis take place in workshops with the organisation.

We offer development and implementation of training initiatives of different types, such as online courses and seminars. We are well acquainted with the UN’s Global Compact and the OECD’s guidelines. We help you to apply different standards such as GRI G4, CDP and PRI.

We perform audits of control documents, such as environmental plans, based on the official control documents at the regional and national levels, for example in public administrations.

We also offer risk assessment for projects or as a support tool for the financial market. We map and calculate CO2 emissions so that you can formulate and realise the company’s climate strategy.

We offer analyses based on the demands of a circular economy. At the industry level, we can carry out studies and benchmarking to chart how far your industry has come. We can also analyse your company’s processes to find new circular solutions that can be implemented both immediately and in a more long-term perspective. If you want to involve your employees, we arrange a workshop where we provide training on circular economy and then lead a brainstorming exercise to identify which circular solutions would be suitable for your company.

We can support your process of developing goals and key performance indicators (KPIs) that lead to sustainable results. One way of doing this is by using the global development goals (SDGs) as inspiration, which also results in an “outsider perspective”. We can analyse the current goals in relation to the company’s primary sustainability aspects and introduce possible new dimensions such as “shared value” – the societal benefit of this goal formulation. The right goals and key performance indicators are essential for achieving effective sustainability work.