This is where we fully align our expectations of each other. Both sides ask questions and listen to responses to make sure we have a shared understanding of the project’s structure, timeline, contributors and ways of communicating.

It’s also a time for clarifying our ecological ambitions. It’s a chance to fully embed sustainability in the project, in both our activities and the end result.

Materiality assessment, to know what matters

On our side, there are two especially important steps in the start-up phase. In the materiality assessment, we look at how we intend to go about our work and ask ourselves how we can minimize the material impact of our activities. The stakeholder analysis is about the bigger picture. It’s about understanding the impact of the solutions that we might devise. It’s natural for this to include the perspectives of the planet and society. We’ll discuss the results with you, of course. It’s important to have a shared understanding here.

Team set up and expectations

You will be invited to the start-up by our assigned Project Manager who will introduce you to all the experts involved in the project, one of them will be the Scientific Responsible. All projects are equipped with a minimum of a project manager and a scientific responsible.

The roles are transparent and we know from experience the value of the set-up. With our defined team, we deliver on time, on budget and with the right added value catering to your need. They will challenge each other as they will challenge you. Expect to be challenged.

If you are curious about this set-up, talk to Frida, Anna or Tobias

Please feel free to explore other parts of our process below

At CR, we provide scientifically sound and sustainable business direction.

The three concepts in this process – science, sustainability, business – aren’t incompatible. Quite the opposite. Because of overlapping global crises and the regulations put in place to deal with them, only solutions that embrace environmental, social and economic sustainability are good for business.

So, we make sustainability a consideration at every stage of our projects. And in our experience this improves both methodologies and outcomes.

Here’s a guide to how we do it: science, sustainability and business step by step.

How we work

Reporting and sharing

We deliver a final report in the most useful format.
We supply raw data and technical details.
We present to your organization to prompt sustainable change.

Reporting and Sharing

Feedback and wrap-up

This is where we look back and look forward.
We collect and analyze opinions from everyone involved.
We analyze the resource use.
We eat cake.

Feedback and Wrap-Up

Making Contact

We introduce ourselves and learn a little about each other.
We find out if we meet your needs, your ways of working and your supplier policy.
We see if the project is compatible with our sustainability goals.

Making Contact

Defining the Scope

Here, we define the problem and a satisfactory outcome.
We formulate a hypothesis, what’s needed and what’s nice.
We find out what sustainable alternatives are suitable.

Defining the scope

Reaching an agreement

We outline the work we’ll do.
We show you what the results might look like.
We explore specific sustainability details.
We make an official quote.

Reaching an agreement


Here, we clarify expectations, establish project structure and confirm goals.
We ensure we truly embed sustainability in the project.
We manage the impact of project work via a materiality assessment.
We assess the project’s wider impact with a stakeholder analysis.


The Project

We ask the questions, what do we see? and what does it mean?
We use the most appropriate instruments and methods.
We observe opportunities to be more sustainable, now and in the future.
We keep you involved in decision-making.

The Project

Result Discussion

Here, we assess the data as a whole and in context.
We discuss what the results mean: to you and the planet.
We elaborate on our findings.
We identify sustainability risks and opportunities.

Result Discussion