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ESG isn’t just a nice-to-have—it’s a strategic imperative. As sustainability takes center stage, integrating ESG principles into business operations ensures longevity and long-term viability. To understand why ESG should play an important role in your business’ strategy, it is important to understand how ESG enables operational efficiency, helps manage risks and builds stakeholder trust.

Operational Efficiency

Many ESG initiatives tend to focus on increased efficiency. By investing responsibly, resource expenditure can be optimized. At the same time, investing into renewable energy sources can help minimize waste and reduce costs. Asset-intensive industries, such as production and manufacturing, should focus on the ample opportunities to streamline operations, increase productivity and drive profitability through ESG investments.

Risk Management

On the flipside, ignoring ESG risks can lead to serious operational and financial risks, for example supply chain disruptions or regulatory penalties. Adopting a proactive stance towards ESG will help identify and mitigate risks where possible. This in turn bolsters the company’s position, and safeguards long-term viability.

Stakeholder Trust

In our consumerist society, the expectations consumers and stakeholders place on organizations far exceeds their financial performance. Instead, sustainable and ethical business practices are sought after in high demand. The importance of these practices is further amplified by the heightened visibility global digitization has realized, which brings with it the burden of social accountability. By integrating ESG principles into your operations, you foster and nurture relations with investors, customers, employees and communities alike.

IFS Ultimo will help you realize your ESG ambitions

This is no simple task. Embracing ESG requires a systematic and wholesome approach. An Enterprise Asset Management system can support the integration of ESG principles by acting as a catalyst. IFS Ultimo’s Best-of-Breed solution helps you capture, monitor and analyze ESG-related data in your organization. Ultimo will provide insight into key performance indicators, which helps you make the correct decisions and improvements in your organization. Keeping equipment and systems well-maintained increases their energy efficiency, whilst reducing carbon emissions. Passing the bar on all regulatory requirements, Ultimo will furthermore address any compliancy issues ESG might pose for your organization. Collaboration is key: Ultimo offers a central platform for cross-team collaboration, leading to a more productive and safe working environment.

The ESG landscape is constantly evolving and growing: make sure you keep growing in the right direction with the number one flexible EAM system out there, ensuring compliancy and minimizing compliancy risks. It is equally important to be transparent in your ESG commitment. This too will help foster trust with stakeholders. Auditable and accurate reporting is a core component of Ultimo’s best of breed solution. Ultimo will help you showcase your ESG commitment, progress and achievements. Together with Ultimo, your organization can have a real impact on environmental and social fronts.

Conclusion

In conclusion, enterprise asset management software is not just meant for managing physical assets. EAM is the catalyst to ESG excellence. By investing in IFS Ultimo’s best of breed EAM solution, your organization will not only meet ESG standards, but will help shape the future of a sustainability focused market. Together with IFS Ultimo, take the step towards ESG leadership and make your sustainability journey a tremendous success.

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Kris Sage Sales Director
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