Sustainability FAQ's

The proprietary AmpFPM (Function/Phase Matrix) empowers an organization to become more self-aware in ways never before possible. By evaluating its downstream process maturity, AmpFPM allows an organization to progress towards Industry 4.0-like efficiency. The tool provides a visual presentation of all areas of concern that will need to be addressed through a process heat map that is generated in the beginning, at the most granular level.
Amplo helps distinctly define and set various operational, strategic, and growth KPIs by focusing on low scoring areas from the first two modules. It allows tracking all guiding metrics in one place to enable an outcome-based approach through custom client dashboards, allowing an organization to tag desired business outcomes with necessary capabilities and potential risks to project the probability of success regarding a particular problem or initiative.

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to lower energy waste, cut energy costs, and accelerate the use of clean and renewable energy sources in power grids.
AI can improve the reliability of existing power grids by turning them into smart grids through the use of information to make predictions and decisions. Machine Learning and Neural Networks can play an important role in improving forecasts in the energy industry.
Meanwhile, consumers can contribute to a stable & green electricity grid through smart home and smart meter solutions. In a smart networked home, the connected devices react to prices on the electricity market and adapt to household usage patterns in order to save electricity and reduce costs.

Rising energy demand has led to a dire need for efficiency in energy generation. However, it’s especially difficult due to the prevalence of informal connections to the power grid.
The industry has to cope with changing supply & demand patterns, which is hard to do without advanced data analytics. Additionally, with depleting non-renewable energy sources, the sector has to address the lack of energy access while diversifying & decentralizing energy production.

Smart grids are embedded with an information layer that allows communication between its various components so they can respond more actively to changes in energy demand or urgent situations.
Created through the widespread installation of smart meters and sensors, this information layer allows for data collection, storage, and analysis. Smart grid elements have helped improve the reliability, security, and efficiency of electricity transmission and distribution networks. Data analysis can also be used for predictive maintenance, power quality monitoring, fault detection, and renewable energy forecasting.

Amplo aims to strategize progressive organizations in order to transform sustainability parameters for future generations by providing a complete framework to shape and report goals, strategies, and activities to implement best practices for reducing GHG emissions and building climate resilience.
Amplo enables the use of a common language and shared purpose to help connect the organization’s business strategies. The tool delivers Return on Sustainable Strategy & effectiveness using AI, ML, and design-led solutions. It helps enhance the value of corporate sustainability by maximizing 4.0 principles, including connectivity and continuous improvement to set energy efficiency improvement goals.

Carbon abatement can be defined as the reduction of the amount of carbon dioxide that is produced when coal and oil are burned. Carbon abatement technologies (CATs) enable fossil fuels to be used with substantially reduced CO2 emissions.
An example of a carbon abatement strategy is a pledge toward achieving carbon and water neutrality (net zero). It can begin by allocating resources to reduce internal emissions of CO2 and GHGs. Some other efforts toward carbon abatement include tree plantation in premises, CSR activities, purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), post-combustion, pre-combustion oxy-fuel combustion, industrial separation, and carbon capture and storage through geographical, ocean, mineral carbonation.

Advanced economies across the globe are harnessing the power of AI. In the US, when Hurricane Irma struck Southern Florida in 2017, it took ten days, as opposed to 18 days, to restore power and light. This was due to technologies such as AI that can predict energy availability and ensure it is delivered where it is most needed. AI systems can improve assessments of damages & optimization of decision making within the first 12 -24 hours after the disaster has subsided.
In India, AI is being used to predict the power generated by wind turbines based on meteorological data. Based on this data, energy distribution and storage requirements could be calculated. Currently, 25% of the country’s wind turbines use this technology, but the use is expected to increase.

Sustainability efforts have the potential to both decrease costs and increase revenue. Businesses can save costs by identifying inefficiencies in their product design or supply chain. Even minor changes in design or operations can lead to massive cost reductions through reduced raw material use or decreased energy consumption.
Companies with a focus on eco-innovation are growing at an annual rate of 15%”. At the same time, Challenge Advisory found that 37% of businesses report a profit from sustainability. Companies that actively plan with climate change in mind secure an 18% higher return on investment than companies that don’t.

Green IT and Data

We can easily claim that our Green procurement programs can reduce expenditure and waste; increase resource efficiency; and influence production, markets, prices, available services and organisational behaviour. Also known as green or environmental
purchasing, green procurement compares price, technology, quality and the environmental impact of the product, service or contract.

Green is In

Green sourcing can also assist organisations in meeting multi-lateral requirements and guidelines which International Standards Organisation and other bodies have established. After reviewing current purchasing practices and policies of an organization along with life cycle assessment of the environmental impacts, the outcome is a regularly reviewed. Our “Green” services utilise fewer resources, are designed to last longer and minimise their impact on the environment from cradle to grave.

Green Infra

Investing in green infrastructure comes armed with many social, economic and environmental benefits, for water storage, purification and flood prevention, cooling urban heat islands, improved health, well-being and access to nature for people, as well as space and habitat for wildlife. Our strategies can incorporate both the natural environment and engineered systems to provide clean water, conserve ecosystem values and functions, and provide a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife.

Go green with our envious solutions

Our green infrastructure solutions can be applied on different scales, from the building level, to the broader landscape level. On the local level, green infrastructure practices include rain gardens, permeable pavements, green roofs, infiltration planters, trees and rainwater harvesting systems. On a larger scale, it impacts the preservation and restoration of natural landscapes like forests, floodplains and wetlands. Our Green infrastructure strategies will boost a company’s economy, enhance community health and safety, and provide recreation, wildlife, and other benefits.

Green Sourcing

As all companies are notching up their climate commitment game, their ambitions to source materials are also soaring! Be it green steel, recycled aluminum, or recycled plastic—that have lower emissions intensity than their conventional equivalents, production capacity for many pf these low-emissions materials, appears to fall far short of future demand.

Our strategies hence suggest that for supply chain decarbonization, companies should first understand both the emissions generated during the manufacturing of all the components and materials they now procure and their exposures to supply, demand, and price volatility for these inputs. We believe that charting a sourcing strategy to cut emissions spans over multiple time frames.

Green Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Integrating sustainable environmental processes into the traditional supply chain, like supplier selection and purchasing material, product design, product manufacturing and assembling, distribution and end-of-life management, our green supply chain involves value creation through the operations of whole chain. Though reducing air, water and waste pollution is the main goal, but it also enhances
the firms’ performance in terms of less waste manufacturing, reuse and recycling of products, reduction in manufacturing costs, greater efficiency of assets, positive image building, and greater customer satisfaction.

As you demand, so we supply

By implementing Green supply chain, the applications of the key sustainable development strategy outstand. Our module emphasizes how green practices can be adopted in firms to mitigate the environmental degradations and increase the economic and operational performance. We help our clients incorporate Green practices in supply chain management like:

Green material sourcing
Green marketing
Green management
Green distribution and warehousing
Green manufacturing
Ecological design
Green transportation and reverse logistics
Renewable energy and biofuels Introducing green thought to hone your supply chains can help you save the environment and create a healthier bottom line. It is not just the ethical thing to do but also financially rewarding for the business.

Benchmarking

With the prioritization of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and the intense focus on climate change, Benchmarking has become a must to establish baselines, define industry best practices, identify risks and opportunities, and create a competitive environment within an organization. Our process can yield valuable data that helps companies evaluate and prioritize improvement opportunities, as well as, support lifecycle assessments and disclosure requirements.

Our competitive benchmarking can help determine whether or not the sustainability strategies are effective, provide recommendations for closing potential gaps, and assess the business value to be gained by addressing those gaps. Our process also provides a guidepost, so stakeholders, investors, customers, and industry peers have access to meaningful, standardized industry comparisons.

Materiality and Maturity Assessment

Our materiality and maturity assessment is best used as a strategic business tool that can benefit if applied as a sustainability lens to business risk, opportunity, trend-spotting and enterprise risk management processes. Rather than creating a separate one, our inclusive materiality process, can deliver valuable benefits, such as:

  • Ensuring business strategy takes account of significant social and environmental topics
  • Management of sustainability issues is embedded in wider business processes
  • Identifying trends on the horizon, such as water scarcity or changing weather patterns that could significantly impact a company’s value
  • Enabling different functions of the business to develop new products or services and stay ahead of competitors
  • Highlighting areas that are important but not currently addressed