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Super Group Implements Global Carbon Accounting Solution To Manage Its Environmental Impact

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Super Group Implements Global Carbon Accounting Solution To Manage Its Environmental Impact


31 January 2012 – Super Group today announced its implementation of Greenstone Carbon Management’s Acco2unt solution to measure, manage and reduce its environmental impact. This signals another significant step in Super Group’s drive to improve its environmental performance across its broad-based supply chain management business.


The carbon accounting software enables Super Group to identify opportunities to reduce its environmental impacts, set specific targets for business activities or regions and monitor performance over time ensuring that the associated financial savings are achieved. This will allow Super Group to track and manage the carbon emissions across its three operational divisions.


“Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution makes the whole process of tracking our emissions quicker, easier and more cost-effective. We are able to track and monitor our carbon emissions in each of our divisions and set focused reduction targets. The software allows us to review the impact of carbon emissions during current operations and also model and forecast emissions for any planned business growth,” said Nigel Redford, Group Company Secretary at Super Group.


Using Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution, Super Group has measured its baseline carbon footprint for the past two financial years. Travel and transport accounted for 88% of emissions, primarily due to Super Group’s large fleet of company vehicles.

Greenstone’s Acco2unt implementation partner in South Africa, Cleaner Climate, a specialist climate change consultancy, is now working with Super Group to develop a carbon emission reduction programme.


Greenstone’s CEO, Matthew de Villiers, said; “We are delighted that Super Group has selected Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution and, together with our South African partner Cleaner Climate, we look forward to helping Super Group deliver on their commitment to becoming recognised as a leader in environmental performance. We are seeing increasing interest in companies taking a proactive approach to carbon management in South Africa and companies like Super Group are setting the example.” 


Greenstone’s unique Acco2unt software product suite provides organisations with robust carbon management and accounting solutions. It enables organisations to measure, manage, plan, store and report emission data, track performance on their carbon footprint at multiple organisational levels and to model carbon footprint reduction strategies. Acco2unt can significantly reduce the burden of auditing and reporting for compliance and voluntary reporting purposes. An extensive list of emission sources is included in the software’s calculation covering energy, travel and transport, waste and water.


About Greenstone Carbon Management Limited

Greenstone Carbon Management Limited is a specialist carbon solutions company based in London, United Kingdom. Formed in 2006, it works in partnership with major commercial and public sector organisations to help measure, manage and mitigate their carbon emissions to realise business and financial benefits. Greenstone’s proposition comprises both consulting advice and access to a suite of Carbon Management software tools through a SaaS model.


Engagements with clients usually follow a three step process: (i) Carbon Readiness Assessment; (ii) Acco2unt Configuration and (iii) Ongoing Support. During the engagement, Greenstone will provide tools to help measure and manage the organisation’s carbon emissions, set up processes to gather data and to train personnel to manage their carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.


Greenstone has worked with a range of global businesses and respected brands such as Fujitsu, G4S, Serco and Ocado Limited. For further information please visit http://www.greenstonecarbon.com  


About Super Group

Super Group is a broad-based supply chain management business listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange. Super Group’s supply chain division provides a platform for the group’s core expertise and offerings. This expertise is applied into vertically integrated divisions covering vehicle dealerships and fleet management. Founded in 1986, Super Group has an international footprint and offers customers a comprehensive range of products and services.


Super Group is essentially a supply chain mobility company revolving around the optimisation of supply chain processes and vehicle fleets with a strong IT focus and technology underpin. Our business encompasses the planning and management of all activities across the supply chain from the sourcing, procurement, transport, warehousing and distribution of goods and services. This is made possible through coordination and collaboration with our valued channel partners; be they suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers or customers. In essence, Super Group integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.


For further information please visit http://www.supergroup.co.za/


About Cleaner Climate

Cleaner Climate is a carbon management consultancy who is Greenstone’s Acco2unt implementation partner in South Africa. Cleaner Climate offers a full suite of carbon related services including carbon footprinting, carbon management, offsetting and project development.


For further information please visit http://www.cleanerclimate.com


Further Information

For information on Greenstone’s Acco2unt solution, please contact Katherine Prove on kprove@greenstonecarbon.com 


For more information on Cleaner Climate, please contact Kerry Wright on Kerry@cleanerclimate.com 


For information on Super Group, please contact Charlotte Kearsey on marketing@supergrp.com


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