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DSM implements CRedit360 to professionalise Planet Reporting

DSM implements CRedit360 to professionalise Planet Reporting
DSM LogoCAMBRIDGE, UK/CHICAGO, IL, USA - OCTOBER 24, 2012
The science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials has selected and implemented credit360's sustainability data management system to gather, analyse and communicate company-wide environmental data.

Sustainability is an important and integral part of the DSM Strategy. KPIs on energy efficiency and greenhouse gases are at the highest level in the organisation. Environmental data, so called 'Planet Data', have been part of the DSM People, Planet, Profit (Triple P) Report since the early 1990s. Over the past two years, this information has been presented together with financial data in the company's integrated annual report, underlining DSM's commitment to sustainability performance.

credit360's web based sustainability solution is being implemented across the entire DSM business to collect data from over 110 sites in over 40 countries. Environmental data are gathered right down at the production line level to distinguish between multiple business groups operating in a single site. The credit360 system aggregates this data for efficient reporting by either geography or business group.

DSM's carbon footprint will be calculated using credit360's Carbon Disclosure Project (Gold Standard) accredited system, which includes a library of emission factors and also provides the flexibility to maintain company specific factors down at the individual site level where required.

Increasingly, companies are seeking to professionalise their sustainability data management by moving away from resource intensive and error-prone Excel processes to specialist software solutions. It's a confusing marketplace for potential buyers of sustainability software, with familiar (big) software brands and smaller, heavily funded start-ups. credit360 sets itself apart with heritage and specialism. Mark Shields, Managing Director of credit360, notes, "We specialise in sustainability software, and most of the team have worked in this field for many years; in short, we understand the issues, and this helps us understand our clients. We believe this is why over 30 companies selected credit360 in the past year alone."

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About credit360

credit360 is a specialist provider of sustainability software, with offices in the UK, USA, Australia and China. Founded in 2002 by a group of sustainability professionals and an innovative UK IT company, credit360 has developed software from the ground up to handle the complexities of managing sustainability data. We maintain strong client relationships and manage every aspect of product development and support with in-house technical teams and sustainability experts.

credit360's mission is to help companies incrementally manage the full spectrum of sustainability issues in a single system. Companies aren't limited to single issues, so nor is credit360. Supply Chain, Energy & Carbon, CSR, EHS, Compliance - we provide our clients with a 360 degree view of their sustainability performance.

For further information, please contact Jeremy Fenderson by email at Jeremy.Fenderson@credit360.com or by phone at +1-312-884-9896 or +44-1223-237-200.