CloudApps and amee partner to improve supply chain

CloudApps has announced amee, the environmental intelligence organisation, as its latest partner. CloudApps’ Sustainability Suite has been fully integrated with amee’s 2.1m company performance and environmental benchmarking system. This allows businesses and organisations such as Morgan Stanley, BP and the BBC to benchmark their supply chain, assess efficiency compared to peers, and more easily report sustainability performance to stakeholders.

amee aggregates environmental, energy and business data from over 300 sources, including utility companies, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Corporate Sustainability Reports, and leading data companies such as Dun & Bradstreet and Experian. This data is used to create a unique ameeScore, which benchmarks an organisation’s carbon footprint and risk profile.

CloudApps’ partnership with amee will help users in three ways:

1.By providing a cost effective way to assess an organisation’s entire supply chain.

2.By allowing organisations to obtain benchmark information about themselves and compare results to their industry peers. This helps them to determine what they need to do to make their business more efficient, take a leadership position and reduce costs.

3.By allowing organisations to manage their own ameeProfile directly from within CloudApps Sustainability Suite, bringing the precise environmental operational accounting data from CloudApps together with the amee company profile data.

The performance ranking element is a technique that CloudApps’ solutions use and can be beneficial internally as well as externally. CloudApps’ software ranks and rewards individuals based on performance, allowing businesses to enable, enhance and measure employee behavioural change. As a consequence, amee will be able to deliver a more comprehensive solution to its customers.

Having saved £13 million in 10 months, ASDA recently proved that sustainability measures can drive efficiencies and improvement in business performance. ASDA and other leading companies are increasingly demonstrating that delivering business growth and energy efficiencies are inextricably linked, and it is an area where businesses are proactively beginning to focus attention. With additional carbon regulation such as the CRC and mandatory reporting coming into effect in April 2013, businesses that look to reduce their impact now will be ahead of the competition and can even show efficiency savings.

Tim Murphy, amee CEO, said: “At amee, we want to give our community access to fast, accurate information on companies’ emissions and energy intensity. CloudApps helps us in this process by adding further insight into a company’s supply chain. As a partnership, we believe our services and the data they provide will enable companies to share, compare, update and learn from the largest single source of free environmental business data available today.”

Peter Grant, CloudApps CEO, said: “Good brand image has the influence to alter buying choices. Therefore, transparent data on corporate sustainability is essential in modern, successful businesses. CloudApps is delighted to be working alongside amee to encourage businesses to ramp up their sustainability credentials, especially towards their supply chain, in tandem with increasing business efficiency and performance. Being ranked alongside rival organisations will help businesses to measure and develop their sustainability performance and encourage them to drive efficiencies beyond carbon reporting.”

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