“You need to understand what's material to you as a business. Every business is different. Carbon footprinting is at the heart of climate change"

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Inogen Alliance - Sustainability consulting

Helping clean up damage and build a sustainable future

March 25, 2022

Inogen Alliance

Angelique Dickson
President

Inogen Alliance

Inogen Alliance - Sustainability consulting

Helping clean up damage and build a sustainable future

March 28, 2022

Inogen Alliance

Angelique Dickson
President

How a global network of consultants is delivering change to multinational businesses

Humanity’s interaction with the environment over the last 100 years has brought on climate change resulting in catastrophic events like extreme weather, floods, and wildfires. Angelique Dickson, President of Inogen Alliance, says, “ Many of the solutions needed to mitigate the impact of climate change are available, and  multinational organizations and their consulting partners are working to implement them.”  .

Inogen Alliance is an Alliance of 78 companies that have worked together globally over the last 20 years providing consulting services on environment, health and safety, sustainability and ESG. . Angelique Dickson explains how the Alliance works:

We work with a business in  their home country, while ensuring their needs are addressed at both a global and a local level.  THrough the Alliance, we create a global team that is specific to each client’s needs. Even though each consultant on the team may work for a different company, our global team will  act like one company. We can provide truly local expertise on a global scale.”

Water stewardship is one example where Inogen Alliance provides climate change related services. Beatrice Bizzaro, Sustainability Consultant at HPC explains:

“Water is a shared resource that really doesn't belong to anyone but that we all use. Inogen Alliance has conducted source vulnerability assessments for a large multinational retailer that operates in the cosmetic industry s.”

The aim of ensuring long term water availability led to the client going beyond management and adopting a stewardship approach to “reduce and reach ambitious water reduction targets and implement stakeholder-based actions that would create a shared responsibility when managing the water resource.”

As consultants, Inogen Alliance sees the impact of climate change and the legacy of neglecting the environment. They often advise cleaning up contaminated sites and prepare for sustainable land and water use in the future.

For companies beginning their ESG journey, Alex Ferguson, Managing Director at Delta-Simons says that the key to success is benchmarking:

“You need to understand what's material to you as a business. Every business is different. Carbon footprinting is at the heart of climate change, so it's a good place to start: you can set a benchmark, you can set targets and you can try to deliver against those.”

Ferguson describes the three scopes of emissions:

“Scope one is what you are directly responsible for running your business. A scope two is the energy that you use. Scope three is the supply chain, transportation, raw materials, emissions from employees commuting to and from the office. For many businesses, over 70 percent of their emissions are in scope three.”

Global brand Absolut is ahead of the game when it comes to sustainability: Nan Kjellberg, Sustainability Consultant at DGE Group, says that the companies’ relationship extends back for many years:

“We started by carbon footprinting their entire value chain in 2014. Since then we have supported them with in-depth analysis of their raw materials, packaging, life cycle assessments, setting relevant targets and action plans. And we support them day to day on this journey towards a more sustainable future.”

Angelique Dickson says that the ultimate mission of the Inogen Alliance is to make the world a safer, cleaner, and more sustainable place by becoming the consultants of choice for multinational organizations determined to meet the goal for 2050 of net zero.

This cannot be achieved alone, but Inogen Alliance brings together a wealth of disciplines and technical expertise globally to enable clients to meet their goals.

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