FoundationFootprint: FoundationFootprint | FoundationFootprint
It has managed to differentiate itself by going beyond meeting data management and reporting requirements to provide a more holistic business management solutions, with the capability to manage and report sustainability initiatives as individual business cases.
FoundationFootprint is cloud-based workflow software that automates the collecting and updating of sustainability goal data and the dissemination of progress information to stakeholders. The software actively manages the processes of collecting data, guiding users through the review process from supplier through to global approver, and fully automates the in-depth analysis and reporting of the data.
The software is designed to compliment real world processes and capture the knowledge and wisdom of the people involved. FoundationFootprint is easy to use, intuitive, and doesn’t require hours training, according to the company. Each individual goal is managed as a business case that requires a sponsor, a budget, and a clearly defined return on investment. Teams communicate through FoundationFootprint so their knowledge and experiences are captured in the system and retained within the organization.
Automatic alerts of deviations from expectations ensure that stray goals receive timely attention in order to increase overall success rates. A single-page management view across all goals shows an organization wide year-to-date ROI of their sustainability journey at any time.
For the last three years, National Australia Bank has conducted their annual global sustainability reporting using FoundationFootprint. The software took six weeks to implement globally, from project kick-off to reporting global carbon footprint figures to the bank’s executives. FoundationFootprint integrated 69 suppliers across nine countries in four weeks, capturing thousands of emission sources and indicators across global operations. The software also halved the time taken to complete corporate and global level reviews through automated team notifications. Audits by KPMG in three countries found only two human errors across the global exercise, which were not material in size.