As a leader of your organization, your compensation is directly tied to your ability to consistently deliver quarterly and annual profits for your stakeholders. You also have a responsibility to make decisions that ensure the long-term growth and survival of your organization.
A recent scholarly article in The Harvard Business Review entitled The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability discusses the differences between traditional business models and sustainable business models.
Sustainable development is one of those terms that gets thrown around quite a bit. Even when it's used correctly, it covers a lot of territory. You’ll find dozens of legitimate definitions. One of the most useful -- and simplest -- comes from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
As a waste generator, you have a vested interest in how your facility’s waste is disposed of and how that process impacts your bottom line.
More companies are looking for ways to implement sustainable business practices, especially those who want to utilize environmentally conscious methods of waste management for their waste streams.
No one needs to tell you that the Earth is having a hard time keeping up with human production and consumption.
It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about sustainable development. It’s in the news, in magazines and in journals.
For manufacturing facilities, the waste that is generated can represent an environmental burden, especially if the waste is hazardous.