Mandatory sustainability reporting is increasing the pressure on many companies to act. Heterogeneous data sources, poor data quality, and complex regulatory requirements present a major challenge that can only be met with the right tools and a high degree of automation. So far, many companies are still relying on the on-board tools of large software and cloud providers, leaving a lot of optimization potential untapped, as the current "IT & Sustainability - Maturity Index 2023" shows. The study was commissioned by Lufthansa Industry Solutions and conducted by the market research company PAC, which surveyed 150 IT and business decision-makers from the automotive, manufacturing and logistics industries.
Norderstedt, September 5, 2023 - "In order to meet the legal requirements for sustainability reporting, companies have to collect, analyze and prepare a lot of data. The manual handling of these tasks is not only too time- and personnel-intensive, but also very error-prone," says Moritz Röder, Associate Director Supply Chain Management & Sustainability at Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND). For the "IT & Sustainability - Maturity Index 2023", LHIND has therefore defined a sub-index for the area of "tooling". The sub-index takes into account whether companies use tool-supported and automated processes to produce their sustainability report, whether they conduct a risk assessment of their suppliers, and which tools they use to do so. On a scale of "0" (immature) to "10" (mature), the subindex scored 6.4. "The index shows that companies are already working intensively on the issue of sustainability and the necessary tools," says sustainability expert Röder.