HOW CAN WE SUPPORT YOUR JOURNEY?

essensus approach results in strong enhancement of the business

PHASE 1

1. CURRENT MATURITY PROFILE

How mature is your company?

A deep and thorough diagnosis will provide your company with clear strengths and improvements opportunities, stating a common language.

2. STRATEGIC AMBITION LEVEL

How mature does your company want to be?

Your company's internal and external drivers will lead us to build a shared and strategic vision for improving its sustainability maturity, together.

3. ROADMAP AND ACTION PLAN

How to actually get there?

A comprehensive and tailor-made set of improvement projects is designed for your company to reach its vision, with our close implementation support.

PHASE 2

4. IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING

How to plan a successful implementation?

We help your company set the scene with the best project planning practices and tools, with a view to building long-lasting results.

5. IMPLEMENTATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

How to manage the implementation process?

A close and collaborative support will guide your end-to-end implementation with strong technical and knowledge background.

6. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

How to measure your progress and evolution?

Your progress and key achievements will be constantly monitored, with consistent performance measurement practices.

TOWARDS INCREASED MATURITY PROFILES

How to continuously improve?

By the end of each improvement cycle, your company should perform a new diagnosis of its maturity profile, in order to identify the evolution in terms of maturity improvement, and also to plan the next steps.

WHY SHOULD YOUR COMPANY ENGAGE?

Increasingly, companies are recognizing the opportunities of increased sustainability integration into product development. Here are some of the main reasons why.

Strategy and Values

Companies are increasingly incorporating sustainability into their core values and strategies. This reflects a heightened awareness about sustainability amongst customers, competitors, shareholders, governments and society in general.

Competitive Advantage

Companies are increasingly realizing that the integration of sustainability into business and product development has the potential to substantially improve product and production efficiency and reduce costs.

Innovation Potential

Embracing sustainability leads to a substantial increase on the innovation potential of companies. It enables the development of innovative products and services, business processes and business models.

Image and Brand value

Significantly enhanced image and brand value is enabled by a consistent and systematic approach towards sustainability. Sustainability is integrated into business and product development – from strategy all the way down to everyday operations.

Customer Requirements

Customers and shareholders are increasingly aware of their role in driving industry towards the development of products and services with increased sustainability performance. Reacting to such new requirements calls for a consistent approach, enabling improved value propositions.

Legislation and Standards

Worldwide legislation is constantly being tightened, to ensure sustainability performance of products throughout their entire life cycles. In addition, standards such as ISO 14.001 are increasingly incorporating new requirements for sustainability integration into product development and related processes.

MAIN FEATURES OF OUR APPROACH

The essensus approach is based on a number of key elements, which enable successful implementation in companies

STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH

there is a learning process to be followed

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

comprehensive systematization of existing approaches, concepts and best practices

SYSTEMATIC APPROACH

being systematic and consistent about sustainability integration into existing organizational processes

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

from pilot projects to full portfolio integration

TARGET USERS

managers seeking support in the sustainability journey

TARGET SECTOR

all manufacturing companies

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

focus on improving organizational processes (product development and related processes)

MATURITY MODELLING

proven methodology to evaluate sustainability maturity and deploy strategic roadmaps for improvement

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

continuously improving abilities to sustain

CAPABILITY

measures how well best practices are applied, from incomplete and ad-hoc, to controlled and improved

LEADING-EDGE KNOWLEDGE THROUGH STRONG RESEARCH FOUNDATION

essensus is based on leading-edge knowledge and research. Our aim is to continuously enhance the link between application and research, having a positive impact on society.

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Scientific foundation (# of papers)

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Researchers engaged

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Published papers