The first and simplest step in the area of governance is often the implementation of a sustainability unit.
The integration of sustainability into the governance structure of the company plays a central role in the long-term success of sustainability management
In corporate practice, sustainability issues are often spread across the entire organization due to historical developments.
Due to the early emergence of environmental management systems (such as ISO14001 or EMAS), quality management is also a frequent player in sustainability management.
Due to the current development of the Supply Chain Act, purchasing is also playing an increasingly important role in the subject area.
The first approaches to CSR engagement were usually set up within the framework of sponsoring activities and thus also anchored in corresponding departments. With the increasing importance of reporting, communication departments have also been held responsible for sustainability issues.
The different governance approaches to integrating sustainability all have their advantages and disadvantages. We are happy to accompany you on the way to the structure that is best suited for your company.