Sustainability consulting

Sustainability and economic success go hand in hand. The future viability of a company depends on how well it integrates sustainability into its business model. Large corporations have already embarked on this path, but many small and medium-sized enterprises are still waiting to implement it. The window of opportunity to secure a competitive advantage through sustainability is shrinking.

We offer modular service packages in the consulting sector and accompany you throughout the entire transformation process - gladly also in different stages. Together we secure the future of your company.

Modular services

Materiality analysis

We look at the Stakeholders: These include, for example, customers, suppliers, employees, investors, banks and the society in which the company operates. By assessing and evaluating the various claims according to their importance, the company can identify those that are most relevant to its business and long-term sustainability strategy.

It is also possible to join the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs are 17 sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030. Companies can select the relevant goals and integrate them into their sustainability strategy.

Within the framework of a Workshop, all requirements and topics are precisely defined and assessed for materiality in the next step. This process makes it possible to focus on the material issues and ensure that the sustainability report contains the relevant information.

Sustainability strategy

The preceding materiality analysis and the evaluation of the carbon footprint provide important information for the strategic orientation of a company with regard to sustainability. These analyses make it possible to identify the relevant aspects and set priorities = sustainability strategy.

In Workshop, we analyse the previous strategy, the corporate values and the business model with the company management. It is important to check whether the business model is sustainable and whether adjustments are necessary to adequately consider ecological and social aspects.

The Business model is screened for risks and opportunities and possibilities for a successful sustainable business model are developed.

The implementation of the goals and strategies requires a clear action plan that specifies which Measures need to be taken and who is responsible for doing so. It is also important to plan the communication of the sustainability strategy both internally and externally to promote stakeholder engagement and strengthen the positive image of the company.

The sustainability strategy takes into account all the key issues of the most important stakeholders, as well as the social, ecological and economic requirements in accordance with CSRD. The development of a sustainability strategy:

  1. Analysis and evaluation
  2. Objective
  3. Strategic orientation
  4. Implementation and integration
  5. Communication and reporting

Sustainability Report (ESG Report)

Fulfil your legal reporting obligations professionally. Through the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) of the EU, companies that fulfil 2 of the following 3 criteria are obliged to report on sustainability from the 2025 financial year onwards.

  • Your company > 250 employees
  • Your company > EUR 40 million turnover
  • Your company > EUR 20 million balance sheet total

In the sustainability report pursuant to European Sustainability Reporting Standard (ESRS) companies must from 2024 report on the environment, social affairs and governance in addition to general information on the company. In addition to statements on the impact on climate change (greenhouse gas emissions), information on the company's own employees (appropriate remuneration, diversity) is one of the topics covered by the EU standards in the social area.

By obtaining the ESRS to the Paris climate targets, companies must reduce CO2-emissions in relation to 1990 until 2030 at 55% and until 2050 above 90%. The report must explain the targets as well as measures on how these targets will be achieved. The sustainability report is published in the Annual accounts 2025 attached to the management report for the first time and is subject to audit by a third party. Data for the taxonomy ratio for turnover, investments and expenses must also be provided.

Competitiveness through sustainability:

  • You position yourself vis-à-vis your stakeholders as a future-proof and sustainable company.
  • You attract applicants as an attractive employer
  • You have competitive advantages in your industry as a first mover
  • You can still obtain low financing costs for loans
  • You are already minimising potential risks from climate change
  • You spread the effort and costs over a manageable period of time
  • You can look ahead and act instead of reacting
  • You avoid "greenwashing" at the last minute

Sustainability management

Implementing the sustainability strategy throughout the company is a challenge. With the essential topics from the analysis and the results from the GHG balance and their reduction plans, the first measures and projects are initiated in the company that have to be managed.

For this purpose, processes have to be defined and team members have to be found who contribute their resources in the form of working time and expertise. Training and further education are an important prerequisite here, and we at M&P CLIMATE offer training content for employees, as well as for the management to structure the implementation .

Company-specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are developed, which help to capture and measure qualitative and quantitative information to monitor the progress of sustainability measures. Effective Monitoring supports you in planning, implementing and controlling sustainability measures. It allows you to track progress, identify bottlenecks and address emerging opportunities or challenges at an early stage.

SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 global goals set by the United Nations for sustainable development by 2030. They cover topics such as poverty reduction, education, health, climate protection and sustainable cities. The SDGs serve as a framework for governments, businesses and civil society to work together to create a sustainable future.
GRI , or “Global Reporting Initiative” is an internationally recognised and widely used standard for sustainability reporting. These standards set out the principles, metrics and indicators that companies can use to measure their performance on various sustainability issues. Use of the GRI standards is voluntary, but is now the most widely used standard around the world.
ESRS Europe has decided on uniform standards for reporting sustainability, namely, the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS). These European Sustainability Reporting Standards will be binding for all companies that have to prepare a sustainability report.
CSRD The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is an EU directive that regulates corporate reporting on sustainability and non-financial aspects. It builds on the previous Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and was adopted in 2021. The introduction of the CSRD aims to promote the integration of sustainability aspects into the risk management and strategic planning of companies. It also aims to improve the information base for investors, consumers and other stakeholders to make informed decisions and make companies more sustainable.
ESG stands for Environment, Social and Governance. ESG is often used synonymously with sustainability and is used as an overarching framework for assessments by both the EU and established standard setters (GRI) in this sense. ESG criteria thus concretise the concept and help to make sustainability measurable, e.g. by analysing corporate climate management on the basis of data (environment) or equal opportunities for employees (society). ESG offers many advantages for investors, e.g. a better assessment of risk, and for companies, e.g. more favourable loans.