What are your sustainability goals? How will you measure success? How will sustainability strengthen your business and how will you educate and communicate your plans to stakeholders?
We understand that our clients’ products and services are the result of complex organizations which are made up of materials, energy, and people. With our assistance, clients can take advantage of the forces that influence these systems by identifying – environmental, social, and economic – opportunities for improvement.
In order to make informed strategic decisions, we must first identify opportunities for improvements and compare the benefits of implementing various strategies. One of the easiest and most dramatic ways to begin a sustainability program is with an efficiency review. Does your enterprise maximize efficient use of energy, water, and other natural resources? Are you taking advantage of processes and technologies to dramatically reduce resource use and waste?
All the good ideas in the world – and all the lofty goals and policies – are worth nothing unless you can embed them into your organization, implement them effectively, and consistently realize the benefits. By way of strategic engagement with key staff and stakeholders, we work with our clients to develop internal Green Teams to innovate and implement sustainability goals and targets. Sound leadership from the top, as well as innovation and effective action from below, can open up new possibilities for creativity and coherence. We help to get everyone on the same page.
What specific actions should each department take to make sure long-term goals are achieved? What intermediate deadlines and long-term timelines must be met in order to achieve final goals? How will progress be reported? We work closely with management to make sure that your projects stay on track. And at the same time, we guide your teams with support for sustainability planning, training, implementation, and reporting.
Measure what matters. Knowing where you are now, as well as where you want to go, gives you a far better chance of actually getting there. Working with your company’s cross-functional Green Team and key stakeholders, we assist in the selection of effective & implementable goals and meaningful performance metrics. Utilizing these metrics for transparency in reporting and annual reviews informs stakeholders, enhances strategic decision making, and benefits the success of long-term sustainability goals.