Knowledge is Power

The whitepaper is a guide for people in sustainable business that want to learn about  sustainability content such as best practice libraries, performance benchmarks and impact profiles to achieve improved Enterprise Sustainability Performance.

Whitepaper: Knowledge is Power

By Dr. Martin Baitz, Dr. Robert Gabriel and Dr. John Heckman, thinkstep AG

The whitepaper is a guide for people in sustainable business that want to learn about  sustainability content such as best practice libraries, performance benchmarks and impact profiles to achieve improved Enterprise Sustainability Performance.

Overview

Never before have we seen environmental consciousness, social responsibility and sound economic health being discussed at the same table in the boardrooms of successful global companies.

Companies today are challenged to consider people and the planet in decision-making. If knowledge is power, as the adage goes, then the amount of information required for operating a sustainable business has grown exponentially.

Manage your Enterprise Sustainability Performance

Sustainability information spans operations, buildings, products and supply chains and resides in many shapes and forms inside the organization and across its value chain. Once captured, this information empowers enterprises to improve the use of raw material, energy and resources and to reduce carbon emissions and waste. Think of it as managing “Enterprise Sustainability Performance (ESP)” - a way to create savings, reduce risk and build a key competitive differentiator for organizations that are successful at it.

Third party sustainability content

Sustainability content from external sources can be a powerful tool for understanding a company’s current performance relative to peers or for screening for risks and opportunities across operations and the supply chain. Third party sources such as voluntary reporting platforms, industry associations, standardization bodies and sustainability reports published by big and small organizations in all industry sectors provide sustainability reference data.


This whitepaper reviews three types of sustainability content: impact profiles, performance benchmarks and best practice libraries and looks at the rules and pitfalls in leveraging them for managing your ESP.

Key Findings

  • Impact profiles allow you to compare alternatives based on your sustainability goals
  • Benchmarking sustainability performance against peers’ helps you find performance gaps
  • Sustainability best practice libraries can help reduce costs and speed up the process of finding the most viable projects and initiatives

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