Taking a strategic approach to managing our environmental impact is essential not only for building greener futures, but for the long-term growth, resilience and sustainability of the communities in which we operate.
Whether through the digitisation of paper-based processes, creating a virtual marketplace for our global community, or engaging our teams in environmental protection initiatives, IDP is working to embed sustainability practices across its global footprint.
Digitisation of paper-based processes
Global rollout of waste reduction procurement software
In FY20 IDP rolled out global procurement software to remove the need for the printing of thousands of documents a year through the automation of finance, accounts payable and requisition processes, and supplier document exchange.
E-sourcing and contract management can also be used to drive spend towards suppliers which support IDP’s commercial and environmental agendas, for instance by only allowing the use of suppliers with the requisite environmental credentials, or by using functionality to recommend a certain ‘greener’ supplier.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability is embedded across our built environments, with all new offices and facilities to be built in accordance with green building principles and evaluated for environmental impact as part of the capital expenditure approval process.