Sustainability Intelligence

Sustainability Intelligence is the core concept of our sustainability management approach

sustainability-intelligenceSustainability Intelligence means, in short, that DFGE generally uses data that is already available, to ensure a continuous improvement process and to be able to focus on the relevant things.

The aim of our support is to bundle the effort of taking part in several sustainability standards and rankings like CDP, UNGC, EcoVadis or GRI; this way, work has to be done only once and you can focus on the substantial, meaning on your sustainability management.

Sustainability management is important for every company, regardless of its size, sector or location. Each company should try to tackle its social, ethical and environmental impacts.

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Our services

DFGE can support you at every step of your way to CSR management and reporting. Our services include data collection, calculation, review and reporting. The chart at the right side shows our business activities in detail.

Under the umbrella term sustainability intelligence, we support companies with:

Whatever you undertake – we recommend you to align your management to the PDCA approach:

Sustainability Intelligence Cycle


  • Identify your CSR impacts (link to benchmark and materiality matrix from GRI)
  • Set up a strategy with targets (link to EcoVadis CSR improvement strategy) by prioritizing important issues (link to materiality matrix from GRI page).
  • Stakeholder integration
  • Public committment to tackle your CSR impacts (by setting up strategies)


  • Execution of respective measures
    • Ethical training
    • Code of conduct for suppliers
    • Carbon Footprint


  • Check of measures by means of KPIs
  • Validation of external calculations
  • Review checks for CDP and other reporting standards


  • Plan new targets and measures
  • Communication of progess on various platforms like CDP, UNGC, GRI or EcoVadis

DFGE’s EcoDashboard

CSR concerns many departments of a company: production, PR, HR, procurement – we know from our experience that it can be difficult to collect required information from so many places, to avoid overlaps and to always have accurate and correct information available when stakeholders ask for it.

In order to facilitate  this process, we developed the EcoDashboard: A tool which helps in documenting, administrating and using your CSR activities in a better way. Being a SaaS platform, the EcoDashboard can be managed and used by all CSR employees worldwide. It leads to greater transparence and thus to a better CSR documentation.

  • A dashboard shows the development of central KPIs
  • A database contains all important documents; user upload is possible
  • An intuitive search function facilitates finding documents: like Google, but for your sustainability management
  • A platform combines all your company’s news channels on one page
  • A description of the sustainability approach of your company
  • And more, according to your needs.