Sustainability Management

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Sustainability Plans

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Sustainability Plans

What It Is Sustainability plans are plans developed by an organization or government to achieve goals that foster environmental, community, and financial sustainability. These plans set goals that are particular to the organization in question. The plan will also establish guidelines for achieving and measuring the impact of these objectives. …

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Shannon recently completed a master’s degree in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the religious dimensions of social and environmental justice movements in the twentieth-century American South. Before moving to North Carolina, Shannon...
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Nov
28
2011
Supplier Sustainability Scorecards

What It Is Supplier sustainability scorecards are a way for companies to systematically measure the sustainability of their various suppliers. The scorecards generally measure energy and water use, recyclable materials, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions of the entire supply chain.   Why It Matters Major international companies like Wal-Mart and …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Nov
7
2011
Avoiding Greenwashing

What It Is Greenwashing is the act of misleading or making false claims to consumers concerning the environmental benefits of a product or the environmental actions and practices of a company. Why It Matters             In a 2007 study of six big box stores by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing Inc., 1,018 consumer …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
15
2011
Marketing Sustainability Responsibly

What It Is Responsible marketing in terms of sustainability means to promote the eco-friendliness of your products, services, or operations accurately and honestly. Responsible marketing avoids “greenwashing,” or presenting a business, product, or service as more environmentally friendly than it really is. It should be noted that not all greenwashing …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
9
2011
Sustainable Purchasing Policies

What It Is A sustainable purchasing policy outlines an organization’s environmentally and socially- conscious purchasing practices. It shows the organization’s commitment to and support of green, responsible, and local business. Examples of green purchasing practices include buying from local vendors, transporting products via ground instead of air, and choosing products …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
9
2011
Environmental Management Systems - BONUS

What It Is An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of standard processes and practices that help an organization increase its sustainability and operating efficiency. It helps the organization to plan, carry out, evaluate, and maintain its environmental policy.   Why It Matters An EMS helps a company organize …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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Sep
9
2011
Making the Business Case for Sustainability

What It Is A business case for sustainability attempts to prove that decreasing a company’s environmental impact increases its social impact, as well as its profits.[1] Making a business case for sustainability requires Finding data, such as financial reports or case studies, that support the link between sustainability and strong …

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We educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’re here to offer tangible, practical tips and expertise in sustainability.
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