FoundationFootprint is a web based, real time carbon, energy and sustainability management system built to meet the growing demands of international standards like the GHG Protocol and GRI. FoundationFootprint integrates seamlessly with both a company's internal systems and their utilities and suppliers IT systems to track emissions and resources in your operations and supply chain.
FoundationFootprint has been developed to manage the complexity of large organisational structures such as heavy industry, multi-nationals and local, regional and central government as well as maintaining simplicity for small and medium enterprises.
With FoundationFootprint organisations can take an active monthly approach to carbon and resource management. It is ideal for companies who need to comply with internal and external energy, emissions, water and waste programs simultaneously such as with customer and regulatory mandates.
Web Based On Demand Software
Because FoundationFootprint is web based it is scalable and always available. You can connect an unlimited number of your employees and trading partners. Your data is available 24 hours a day, every day from any internet connected computer. It is secure and your data is backed up to an offsite location every night of the week for peace of mind.
And because FoundationFootprint is delivered as a Software as a Service model our subscription based pricing model means no upfront capital expenses for software licenses. Just a smaller fee each month.
Our system enables employees to submit information via secure web pages, PDA, text message, email, Microsoft Excel, SharePoint and other IT systems such as ERP applications. This allows your employees to easily submit information whether they’re a mobile field service team, home based workers, on the road or in the office.
The generation of reports, business intelligence and the necessary audit trails are automated. Maintenance of the emission factors and reporting requirements are kept up to date with regulatory changes automatically.
And you are able to capture your knowledge and experiences whilst tackling these emerging changes. Wikis, blogs, internal newsletters, document management and knowledge base features can be created at the click of a button at any and every level of your organisation.
The FoundationFootprint Solution
FoundationFootprint, the core product, consists of a central web based system where you can define your complex organisational and reporting structures and create an inventory of emission points and data. You can manage your carbon footprint and resource reduction programs, documentation, reporting formats and schedules. Staff can quickly and easily record notes on any item building up a knowledge base of your inventory while the system automatically creates audit trails of all activity.
The FoundationFootprint solution includes additional modules.
The Sustainability Reporting 2.0 Manager is a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) compatible sustainability reporting system that forms the backbone of a customer’s existence in FoundationFootprint. Information, graphs and data from everything they do in the system, carbon footprint, energy, water, supply chain management, regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement projects, will automatically be available in the relevant GRI performance indicators in the module. [ More... ]
The Bill Verification Manager(BVM) is a fast and efficient way of approving hundreds of invoices each month. The majority of resource information comes in from your utility suppliers in the form of electronic invoices. Previously, approving these invoices would have taken hours or days. But with the BVM the process can now take just 10 to 15 minutes each month.
The Energy Management Module gives you current and historic energy data and analysis on every area of your organisation down to asset level. The real time business intelligence shows trends and ratios such as seasonal usage and energy costs per day and highlights unusual usage patterns suggesting further investigation. You can see quite simply and clearly how your company can save both energy and money.
The Return on Investment Manager gives your organisation the ability to take action to reduce its resources and conclusively track the return on investment of each and every project you initiate. Updated in real time by utility invoices coming into the system each month, the Return on Investment Manager provides a single page dashboard on each project that can emailed or printed to cost centre managers periodically thus enabling them to proactively monitor the reduction projects within their domain.
FoundationSnapshot™ is for those organisations who only want a snapshot of their carbon footprint over the last 12 months without the real time updates.
FoundationMobile™ is a mobile version of FoundationFootprint. It enables field service and operational staff to view, maintain and report asset information. And maintenance, status, location and emission data can be captured ensuring accurate data both in the field and the back office.
FoundationConnect™ is an integration, work flow and business rule engine that provides connectivity between FoundationFootprint, your ERP systems, trading partners and utility providers (electricity, gas, water etc).
The Foundation Roadmap
Improved Supply Chain and Product Emissions Management – Enhancements in FoundationFootprint's existing supply chain and product emissions features will allow the automatic sending and receiving of emissions data to your suppliers and customers and enable the real time updating of the carbon intensity of your products and services.
Core funcionality in FoundationFootprint will be enhanced to accomodate the new GHG Protocol Product and Supply Chain standards that are currently in draft form.
Water Management – Existing water functionality will be improved to follow the upcoming WBCSD water management standard:
• Compare water uses, water consumption & efficiency
• Establish relative water risks in your organisation's portfolio to prioritise action
• Create water GRI Indicators, inventories, risk and performance metrics