[Infographic] Get more from your sustainability data

[Infographic] Get more from your sustainability data
January 26, 2015

Let's face it— building sustainability reports is just plain difficult.

Despite all of the challenges, the reward is invaluable. Sustainability reports can influence some of the most important company decisions—from financial to cultural. At Workiva, we believe in the importance of the worldwide movement toward integrated and sustainability reporting, and the impact they can have on your everyday processes.

And we're focused on keeping you informed across all levels of sustainability.

The best place to start: the beginning.

Collecting data is the first step in creating your sustainability report, but managing this process can be tough.

Here's some help to make that first step a lot easier. Create a central repository for sustainability data that is live-linked to all reports. Then, connect it to structured databases, or use Data Collection to gather unstructured data. We call this the Factbook—it supports ongoing analysis, verification, and audit with comprehensive data lineage.

The Factbook was created with our customers in mind. It provides the structure to coordinate areas for everything from financial results and supply chain data, to emissions, utility, safety information, and more.

Mike Sellberg

About the author

Mike Sellberg is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Workiva. He is the former EVP and CTO at iMed Studios and the former Divisional General Manager at Engineering Animation, Inc.