By Fred Andreas; et al
"A basic route to Sustainability: eco-friendly enterprise innovations for Small and Medium-sized companies is designed in particular to aid smaller agencies proportion within the merits that circulate from sustainability. outfitted round case histories showcasing 12 small to medium-size organizations (SMEs) that experience impressive documents of sustainability, this targeted, hands-on consultant may also help readers select and strengthen sustainability options and adopt the promoting and administration tasks worthy for fulfillment. The stories amassed right here aspect every one company's trip from preliminary suggestion via construction a brand new tradition, enticing stakeholders, gaining aggressive virtue, and making plans for the long run. each one research additionally covers the demanding situations encountered, successes and screw ups, and classes discovered. circumstances are based round special topics, together with a marketing/public family members viewpoint, a threat administration standpoint, an organizational tradition standpoint, and a brand new product improvement viewpoint. Taken as a complete, those tales do greater than tell. they're going to encourage managers to turn into eco-friendly marketers, project sustainable ideas that may acquire staggering benefits."--EBL booklet details. Read more...
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Com), and many others. For environmental programs, ﬁrms often rely on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001, environmental management 24 A Simple Path to Sustainability system. SA 8000 provides metrics for human rights. A softer guide, the ISO 2600, is in development to help identify, measure, and certify a ﬁrm’s obligations in the area of social responsibility. On November 1, 2010, the ISO launched the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility providing guidance to all types of organizations regardless of their size, location, or whether they are for-proﬁt or non-proﬁt.
Sustainable Measures, another private consulting ﬁrm, offers workshops, training, and a database of indicators and other resources for companies desiring effective metrics to measure their progress. open. org. The sustainability reports of public companies, such as Alcoa, Walmart, General Electric, Baxter, BP, Unilever, and ProLogis, among others, provide good examples of types of measures used by ﬁrms in various industries. Nonproﬁt organizations offer assistance as well. com). org). Sustainability Reporting Programs, a Canadian nonproﬁt organization, provides business case studies, indices and metrics for measuring sustainability, external links, and other useful information.
Renewablechoice. S. methane capture projects. A VER represents a reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) or its equivalent. Eco-Products also provides on its Web site case studies of its customers and their sustainability achievements. html). The video also portrays how the owners determined the costs of doing business and their decision to become a zero-waste hotel. From the start, the owners felt that they would need to absorb the costs to become a zero-waste hotel, but, to their surprise, they found that they had a large increase in new customers in their new sustainable niche, which increased revenues to absorb the costs.
A simple path to sustainability : green business strategies for small and medium-sized businesses by Fred Andreas; et al