Empowering Sustainability with Enterprise Architecture.

The EU’s Green Deal brought significant changes over the last 5 years, especially for sustainability reporting requirements within the European Union. Key regulations include the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and taxation on single-use plastics (Plastic Tax).

  • While these regulations aim to standardize sustainability reporting across the EU, the specifics are still evolving. Furthermore, there are variations in requirements from one member state to another.
  • Sustainability transitioned from being a peripheral concern to a fundamental aspect of the modern business paradigm. It now affects every facet of an organization, including its IT infrastructure and operations.

Enterprise Architecture (EA) transformation provides a robust solution for achieving long-term compliance with sustainability reporting requirements. EA involves assessing and redesigning the organization’s architecture across multiple dimensions, including business processes, capabilities, and technology infrastructure.

Within the context of sustainability reporting, EA focuses on enhancing data architecture to support the collection, analysis, and reporting of sustainability-related data. This includes establishing robust data governance frameworks, defining clear data ownership structures, and implementing systems for tracking and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) related to sustainability.

By embedding sustainability considerations into the organization’s architecture, EA enables companies to adapt to evolving regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations. At the same time, EA will drive continuous improvement in sustainability performance!

  • Assess which of the ESG reporting requirements are applicable for your organization.
  • Review and adopt the corporate strategy and define the new performance indicators.
  • Define the data requirements and governance, that would allow to measure the progress.

Meta4ce developed a 7-step framework based on our in-depth expertise in ESG reporting and strategy refinement. This framework has proven to be an extremely powerful tool, guiding organizations through the process of developing internal capabilities, establishing robust data governance structures, and leveraging enterprise architecture to drive sustainability performance.

Together, we can harness the power of enterprise architecture to build a more sustainable future for businesses and society.

Curious to discover what our framework can do for your organization?

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