Auditel, a leading cost and procurement consultancy and Thames Valley Chamber member has announced its move and extension into the carbon management and solutions space in what it sees as a unique and complementary business service, helping companies not just to navigate their path to Net Zero but to fund it through its cost savings and procurement expertise too.
Following a two-year development programme, it has repositioned itself as The Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company and will continue to offer its cost and procurement expertise, with the added carbon management and solutions service.
It has also partnered with the BSI to independently verify that an organisation has met its Carbon Neutral credentials, through its PAS2060 verification framework. Auditel carbon specialist now hold the title of BSI Associate Consultant.
Auditel was founded in 1994, to primarily service the cost and procurement needs of SMEs in utilities and energy spend. Over the years, it has expanded its services and expertise across multiple indirect spend categories and market sectors including manufacturing and logistics, retail, not-for-profit, education and hospitality and leisure.
Auditel’s (Thames Valley) Gavin Miller said, “Our move into providing carbon solutions for organisations has been a natural evolution for us, reflective of the changing landscape and one that ties our investment in sustainability expertise with our heritage in cost management and procurement.
We believe it’s unique too because we are able to provide end to end solutions providing expert guidance and resources so our clients can achieve a BSI recognised specification for carbon neutrality as soon as possible, while supporting them on the longer-term net zero journey. With the help of our procurement expertise, we can potentially self-fund our clients net zero journey or even make it more profitable through cost removal and cost transformation.”
A recent British Chambers of Commerce survey revealed that just 11% of SMEs measure their carbon footprint and perhaps more significantly, cost is considered the biggest barrier with 30% claiming lack of finance is holding them back.
It’s a statistic that Auditel recognised in its own research and client discussions and identified a gap to fill.
“In effect, we can provide organisations with a blend of cost, procurement and carbon solutions. Identifying savings and reducing costs in an organisation to offset or part-fund the cost of getting to a verified Carbon Neutral status. And we’ve partnered with the BSI, because we believe that an independently verified framework that certifies carbon reduction is the only viable option to establish integrity in the process.”
Auditel’s extended proposition includes a four-step process to get organisations to carbon neutral : Measure; Reduce, Offset and Verify and is already working with both existing and new clients in its portfolio, finding solutions to reduce carbon emissions as well as fund them.