Each year, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) updates its questionnaires to help gather more in-depth, sector-specific information. Reporting organizations must pay close attention when navigating these annual challenges, which can take up significant time and resources. UL can help you simplify the process with 360 Sustainability Essentials, now celebrating 10 years as a CDP gold accredited software provider.
Many corporations trust 360 Sustainability Essentials to manage their environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting; it even powers the CDP’s Online Response System. UL commands an unparalleled understanding of how annual metrics change, what reporting changes need to be made and how to secure the score that best reflects your sustainability journey.
Our software reflects these annual adjustments and helps you collect accurate data more efficiently.
Data-driven excellence for managing workflows and delegating tasks
UL has a robust approach to data that takes your reporting to the next level. 360 Sustainability Essentials supports thorough, accurate data collection and management by providing:
- Data collection templates and questionnaires
- A standard library of ESG metrics and automated, up-to-date calculations
- Format merging with Microsoft Excel to easily upload data from spreadsheets
- Automated checks to flag missing or inconsistent data
- Comprehensive audit trails
- Intuitive dashboards for reviewing data
360 Sustainability Essentials can receive data collected directly from energy suppliers or meters, imported from other digital sources or added manually. Centralizing your data means that your team can proactively manage workflow and delegate tasks to simplify accurate data collection and management.
Intuitive user interface to get the scope on your emissions
Our robust tracking platform can help you gather data on Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
- Scope 1: Emissions directly attributable to activities or substances that your organization owns or controls
- Scope 2: Emissions attributable to purchased sources of energy, such as electricity or heating
- Scope 3: Emissions from indirect sources of production or operations in your value chain
While Scopes 1 and 2 are typically fairly easy to track, Scope 3 can prove more difficult because it requires a clear understanding of emissions from your whole value chain.
With an intuitive user interface, 360 Sustainability Essentials can help you categorize data at each origin to track Scope 3 emissions. This requires working closely with your suppliers to learn more about their emissions, and a centralized platform helps collect and monitor data for effective change management.
360 Sustainability Essentials Software
Rated #1 by Verdantix, our award-winning investment-grade sustainability data management system is available as an out-of-the-box solution. 360 Sustainability Essentials includes everything you need to report to leading frameworks while allowing you to focus on performance improvements.
Keeping the reporting process moving
Rather than getting bogged down by manual data checks, our platform checks your data as you work. Email notifications can enhance your workflow and keep you updated on your report’s progress.
With nearly 20 years of data management experience, our team stands ready to advise and support you, including helping you establish future benchmarks for ongoing activities.
Simplified communication with stakeholders
With templated reports, we bring your CDP disclosure to life for your stakeholders, including employees, customers and investors. 360 Sustainability Essentials makes it easy to share dashboards or interactive maps with users, demonstrating how your organization performs against targets. You can even customize the platform with your preferred fonts and colors to match your organization’s brand.
Matching your needs for a customized feel
UL’s 360 Sustainability Essentials can support the ESG needs of a variety of organizations. From small to large companies, the software fits your reporting needs by supporting multiple locations, each with their own metrics, to compare performance.
Providing for the future by meeting stakeholder needs today
Reporting to the CDP helps you accomplish multiple goals, including sustaining growth in the long term, balancing sustainability objectives with risk mitigation, and increasing investor interest, consumer buy-in and competitive advantage. By tracking your organization’s impact on the environment through CDP reporting, you can encourage positive changes and manage emissions more effectively.
Highly rated for advanced sustainability data management, UL’s software solutions can help you get your reporting process underway in as little as six weeks. Request a demo to discover how UL 360 Sustainability Essentials can help your organization report to the CDP.