In the face of escalating climate concerns, the Australian government’s introduction of the Draft Australian Sustainability Reporting Standards (ASRS) marks a pivotal shift in corporate sustainability practices. Effective from 1 July 2024, these standards mandate companies to disclose climate-related financial information. Whilst still in draft we believe we don’t foresee a significant deviation from the ISSB standards.
Our tailored proof of concept offers a risk-free exploration, allowing you to experiment with different sustainability strategies in a controlled environment. Explore options without the risks associated with full-scale implementation.
Experience a high-value engagement, with up to $12k AUD in POC value, led by our consultants.
Our POC spans a concise 2-week period, designed for maximum impact and efficiency.
Data Ingestion and Measurement
Specialised in handling Scope 1 and 2 data, our POC provides a focused approach to your ESG data management.
Extended Trial Environment
Benefit from a 60-90 day trial environment, offering ample time to experience and evaluate capabilities.
At Below Baseline, we’re committed to transforming how businesses approach environmental sustainability. Our state-of-the-art platform not only simplifies emissions reporting but also offers a unique opportunity for organisations to test and develop a proof of concept for their sustainability initiatives.
We work closely with your team to understand your specific needs and create a testing scenario that mirrors your organisational environment.
Utilise advanced AI models and precise calculations to gain real-time insights. Test different scenarios and measure the impact of various sustainability strategies on your carbon footprint.
Our comprehensive emissions management solution bridges the gap between sustainability aspirations and specific actions.
From initial setup to final analysis, we provide guidance and support to ensure your proof of concept is both effective and insightful.
Experiment with different sustainability strategies in a controlled environment. Our proof of concept allows you to explore various options without the risks associated with full-scale implementation.
Make informed decisions based on accurate data and analytics. Our platform offers detailed reports and interactive dashboards, making it easier to analyse results and draw actionable conclusions.
The insights gained from the proof of concept can help in adapting strategies for broader implementation across your organisation.
Streamlined data collection, analysis, and reporting are at the heart of Below Baseline, ensuring ease of use without compromising on efficacy.
Set, track, and achieve your sustainability goals with our intuitive scorecards and dynamic dashboards, fostering a culture of collaboration and informed decision-making.
Bring coherence to your ESG efforts by centralising data from across your operations and value chain. Our solution streamlines the way you collect and manage sustainability data.
Our advanced visualisation tools bring your data to life, making it easier to understand and communicate your environmental impact.
Leverage the power of intelligent analytics to refine business practices, strategise effectively, and ensure your reporting is always one step ahead.
Our proof of concept focuses on getting you ready to start reporting on climate disclosures aligned to ISSB including CSRS and Draft ASRS, seamlessly integrating these global sustainability reporting standards: the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), and the Australian Sustainability Reporting Standards (ASRS). These frameworks represent the forefront of global efforts to embed environmental accountability into corporate reporting.
Our platform is designed to navigate these complex, interrelated reporting standards, offering businesses a comprehensive, streamlined tool for maintaining compliance, enhancing transparency, and promoting sustainable practices on a global scale. This integration not only aids in legal compliance but also positions businesses as leaders in the global movement towards sustainable development and corporate responsibility.
Streamlining Carbon Emissions Management with Below Baseline
Arnott’s, a leading Australian food company, faced the challenge of effectively monitoring and managing its carbon emissions across various scopes. Manual reporting processes were time-consuming, and their existing system lacked the flexibility and scalability required to align operations with sustainability goals.
The ASRS is a set of standards introduced by the Australian government requiring companies to disclose climate-related financial information. This is in response to escalating climate concerns and is effective from 1 July 2024.
Microsoft Sustainability Manager is a solution from Microsoft that helps organisations record, report, and reduce their environmental impact. It is part of the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability and offers different versions (Essentials and Premium) with varied features for data collection, emissions calculation, and reporting.
It assists in data management, emissions calculation, sustainability reporting, providing actionable insights, and integrating with other solutions. It helps in reducing environmental impact and achieving sustainability goals.
The two versions are Essentials and Premium. The Premium version, recommended for trials, includes more capabilities than the Essentials version.
The ongoing costs for using Microsoft Sustainability Manager include license costs and implementation costs. License costs can be found on the Microsoft Sustainability Manager website. As for implementation costs, these are contingent on a discovery/scoping exercise conducted by our team to tailor the solution to your specific needs and organisational context. This exercise ensures that the implementation aligns with your unique sustainability objectives and IT infrastructure. Microsoft charge $4,000 USD per month for the essential’s version of Sustainability Manager and $12,000 USD per month for premium version. Our Below Baseline solution is also based on a subscription model based on the number of data sources and size of your organisation. Please reach out to us to get an indicative price.
Depending on the size of your organisation and existing Microsoft cloud consumption you may be eligible for a discount. These are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us to discuss this further.
Below Baseline is a Microsoft Sustainability Partner and an independent Software Vendor that extends the capabilities of Microsoft Sustainability Manager. It offers custom emissions factors, reports, AI utility bill automation, integration connectors, and consulting services.
The POC includes consultant-led workshops, assessment of data management practices, setup and configuration of Microsoft Sustainability Manager, deployment of Below Baseline solutions, data ingestion, and a roadmap & plan.
IT teams will need to provision a Sustainability Manager environment in your Microsoft tenancy, which involves signing up for a trial, deploying the solution, ensuring security, and providing access to necessary personnel.
Yes, any organisation is able to try sustainability manager via this link
Our partnership with Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability equips you with the tools and insights needed to navigate the complexities of sustainability reporting. Whether it’s making refinements, launching broad initiatives, or achieving reporting readiness, we’re here to support every step of your sustainable future.