Automotive company JM Family Enterprises – one of America’s largest privately-owned companies – has embarked on what it calls an “ambitious sustainability strategy,” and has joined forces with cr360 to manage its environmental data and drive environmental compliance. Using cr360, JM Family will soon move from 40 people hard-keying information such as water, natural gas and electricity data each month, to capturing such utility data seamlessly through its cr360 system. This will allow employees to spend more time on analyzing utility consumption data and identifying opportunities for improvement, the companies say.
JM Family’s sustainability strategy includes continuously examining its carbon footprint (including by using customized conversion factors), exploring specific aspects of its operations in detail in order to optimize efficiency and cut emissions. For example, it uses the cr360 system to help calculate the carbon intensity of its logistics operations, which encompass the transportation of vehicles, parts and accessories.
The company is also using the cr360 system to lower the number of waste collections made at the corporate campus by more than two thirds. It monitored the weight of the site’s trash compactor, only organizing a collection when the compactor was nearly 90% full. In addition to streamlining waste collections, this has also reduced traffic to the site and therefore emissions. JM Family is looking to roll out this initiative to other sites starting with their Lexus dealership. Additionally, JM Family’s vice presidents are increasingly using the system to gain greater visibility over key areas of the business – by means of high level performance dashboards – and using this information to inform strategy discussions.
Other cr360 clients include ArcelorMittal, Barclays, British Airways, Experian, Heinekin, Mattel, Sprint, Staples and Virgin Media.