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DNV GL - Business Assurance
Per Otto Larsen
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Reporting services from DNV GL - Business Assurance

DNV GL- Business Assurance is now established as the data assurance partner for CEMAsys sustainability reporting online platform customers.

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Introduction

Companies face increasingly complex requests and needs for sustainability performance data.  Collecting and managing these data can become extremely time consuming, with risks that data quality and integrity will be compromised at any stage.  Without efficient and reliable ways to manage data, insights into performance and trends are difficult to achieve, and valuable opportunities lost.  With data quality at risk, the credibility of claims and decisions based on these data are low, and trust in the company diminished. CO2focus are the developers of a cloud-based sustainability reporting platform called CEMAsys, where companies can collect, measure, store and manage all corporate sustainability data in one place.  

The platform contains different modules for reporting aspects on carbon footprint, environmental, health/safety, deviation, CSR and Supply Chain.  Accredited by the CDP, CEMAsys is trusted by many of the largest Nordic companies. The partnership establishes DNV GL – Business Assurance as the data assurance partner for the CEMAsys online platform customers.

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One stop shop

Through the partnership, DNV GL and CO2focus offer valuable advantages to CEMAsys customers as companies can benefit from a “one-stop”’ and co-ordinated package for data management and assurance.  Using the CEMAsys digital platform, data management and assurance can be co-ordinated, with transparent audit records to increase integrity and credibility.  Assurance of data is seen by users of these data as an essential requirement for trust and reliability.

In line with the requirements of GRI, CDP and ISAE3000, DNV GL offers a range of independent assurance services in addition to verification of greenhouse gas emission inventories and carbon footprints in accordance with ISO 14064/67.  For CEMAsys customers looking to achieve management systems certification for the first time or significantly increase the business value and insight from existing certification processes, DNV GL - Business Assurance provides the full range of certification services including certification against the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 standards.

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Technical features

CEMAsys is designed according to the latest GHG Protocol methodology.  It is tailored for climate reporting schemes such as CDP, GRI, RobecoSam, DowJones.  It includes a worldwide emission factor database, updated and maintained.  The system allows users to upload documents to create an audit trail for independent assurance.  Users can import historical data to secure continuity, and the system supports an unlimited number of locations, countries and users.  CEMAsys includes a Help Desk with dedicated and experienced sustainability advisors, and a large selection of graphics, tables, Excel export and PDF downloads are available. The CEMAsys Supply Chain module allows you to assess, audit and manage suppliers in an efficient, structured way, enabling you to identify CSR risks and drive performance.  This helps you to form a clear view of supplier compliance and provides you with tools to administrate your supplier’s self-assessments and manage responses.  Your suppliers can easily respond to your supply chain questionnaires.  DNV GL’s audit reports from independent supply chain audits can easily be stored and managed within this module.

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