Sustainability is no longer a “nice to have,” but an imperative.
There are a number of reasons why: The need to meet regulatory requirements. The call for climate action from consumers and business partners. The clear connection between sustainability and a healthy bottom line. And all of these drivers have culminated in more activity, more programs, more reporting. Just look at the growth of organizations such as the Global Reporting Initiative and Carbon Disclosure Project for evidence.
So the necessity is well-defined, but that doesn’t mean the path to a successful sustainability program is simple or clear. There are many steps involved in moving from aspiration to climate action. Companies need to clearly define their objectives, develop a tailored strategy, identify and gather relevant data, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders — as a starting point. It’s a process that requires time, resources and refinement, but can pay significant dividends.
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