The environmental pillar focuses on the impact of an organization’s operations on the natural environment. By assessing environmental risks and implementing strategies to mitigate those risks, organizations can reduce their carbon footprint, conserve natural resources, and promote best practices. A strong environmental management system can also improve an organization’s reputation, enhance its brand value, and help attract and retain stakeholders who are committed to environmental responsibility.

The Environmental Pillar within the BRM seeks to understand how an organization identifies, assesses, and manages environmental risks and opportunities through its operations and value chain. This includes examining factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, and water conservation, among others.

The questions in this Pillar are organized into six main sections:

  1. General
  2. Climate
  3. Water
  4. Waste
  5. Chemicals
  6. Biodiversity