Research shows that in today’s competitive market, the perception that a company is socially and environmentally responsible can be a major point of differentiation for consumers.
Consumers view global warming, scarcity of water and oil-based energy sources, and toxic contamination in our environment as issues that businesses can and should address in their operations.
Becoming a 'green' organization can enhance a company's image and create strong brand loyalty among customers and other stakeholders. But, it can also lower operation costs and produce higher revenues. More importantly, it's the right thing to do.
Eco-officiency provides sustainability consulting services for small to medium-sized businesses. We pride ourselves in improving and streamlining business operations by increasing efficiency and sustainability.
Research shows that in today's competitive market, the perception that a company is socially and environmentally responsible can be a major point of differentiation for consumers. Consumers view global warming, scarcity of water and oil-based energy sources, and toxic contamination in our environment as issues that businesses can and should address in their operations.
Assessments provide key information in developing sustainability plans and initiatives. In order to capitalize on accomplishments, baseline processes and metrics must be evaluated. We provide condensed sustainability assessments on company operations to highlight the key areas of focus and opportunity for companies to begin their initiatives. The assessment includes data gathering with each major area of your business. Once an assessment is complete a full report will be provided to the company. This report will include assessment findings and suggest areas of improvement.
For organizations that would like to conduct their own assessments, consider using eco-officiency's assessment tool for small and medium-sized organizations.
Once an assessment is complete, eco-officiency works with organizations in developing a company-wide sustainability plan. After formulating key objectives, we develop a customized plan, complete with specific action items, timeline and measureable objectives. eco-officiency works with each organization to form an internal Green Team, the group primarily responsible for implementing initiatives and carrying them forward. We will also provide expert resources, partners, and suppliers to assist with certain areas of implementation. Organizations that desire additional implementation support may consider our CSO Internal Advisor services. The following areas are addressed in each sustainability plan.
When employees understand the importance of sustainability to their company, to their community and to their planet, they often become the best sources of innovation and efficiency. By engaging all personnel within an organization companies can begin to embed sustainability into the culture of that organization. All trainings will focus on essential sustainability theories and practices. Specific suggestions will be introduced along with citing specific company examples and best practices. Our interactive and customized trainings are one hour to one full day in length and cover some or all of the following topics. Learn more about details and objectives of sustainability training.
For companies that cannot afford nor need a full-time Corporate Sustainability Officer, eco-officiency provides expert business advisors to fulfill this role. We create long-term professional relationships to assist companies in developing and implementing sustainable business practices. We focus on introducing and integrating operational changes that support sustainable processes and behaviors within organizations. We believe in engaging all staff and establishing a Green Team so that everyone has a commitment to the sustainability process and it becomes part of the corporate culture. We also provide on-going support, guidance, and resources on other sustainability-related issues, as companies grow and change. We can help green your company operations in the following areas:
Providing a comprehensive sustainability report can now be required by investors and often sought after by vested stakeholders. How and who an organization wants to communicate their past and current sustainability initiatives to will be different for each company. Eco-officiency can help guide your organization in developing a sustainability report that meets your organization’s purpose and reaches the intended market. Eco-officiency is trained and certified in the international recognized reporting standard, the Global Reporting Initiative.