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Planet Metrics new Rapid Carbon Modeling (RCM) technology SaaS Solution sounds like a valuable resource for a wide spectrum of companies and industries. We took some time to connect with Andy Leventhal, founder and CEO of Planet Metrics, to learn a bit more about this exciting news.
COD: Rapid Carbon Modeling (RCM) seems like it is being introduced to the market at a perfect time. Can you give us an idea of who you expect to use this tool and what the value proposition is for your customers?
Andy: In a very short period of time, focus on Sustainability has moved from a peripheral program to a necessary strategy. In fact, the rising price of oil, emerging local and federal governmental carbon regulations, and consumer preference for sustainable products have influenced executives to develop and articulate Sustainability Strategiesand associated metricsto stakeholders and customers. Sustainability, operations, product management, and supply chain executives need solutions to create and implement these strategies, and respond to the challenge of integrating sustainability requirements into their daily decision making. Our belief is that they need to combine the environmental and business impact of changes and redesign at all points along their value chain, i.e. raw materials, product design, packaging, logistics and waste streams, to be most effective. This notion of ‘systems thinking’ isnt new but hasnt been introduced in software or in a business intelligence framework. Planet Metrics RCM transforms carbon information into Business Intelligence for executives who need to prioritize and measure the environmental impact of business decisions.