Business leaders don’t have to choose profit over planet.
Let us be clear on where EISA stands. By any measure, the current climate and sustainability conversation is an abject failure. With that said, we applaud the efforts of sustainability leaders and celebrate the businesses who are in the process of change or made a successful transition to sustainability.
Understanding the root cause of our dilemma is important. We believe our abject failure is linked directly to the fact that our brains are exquisitely tuned to respond to immediate dangers, not long-term threats. That is why climate change is such an insidious threat, it’s a long-term danger. It is also why the response to COVID 19 is going to be far more costly to all of us than it needed to be.
In order for business leaders to help effectively change their future path, the right question must be asked. We suggest the question to be as follows: How can I address the threats in my business today, so that it not only helps me to achieve more success immediately with less effort, but it helps the collective global community to overcome the long-term threats the planet and humans face?
You don’t need to choose between your business success, sustainability and our planet, it’s a false dilemma. We can demonstrate and prove why!
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change”
– Stephen Hawking
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Gain a new perspective on sustainability. Better questions deliver better results.
A Significant Threat
Sustainability procurement is and will become a major issue for leaders. It’s already happening.
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- Waste is anything that adds no value from the customers perspective and increases your business cost. Do you believe that every individual in your company has a responsibility / duty to identify and eliminate waste?
- Do you believe that every individual in your business has a responsibility to prevent waste from happening?
- Do you believe that every individual in your business has a responsibility to consume every business resource in such a way as to extend resource-life?
If you answered yes to each of the three above questions, then you are a sustainability believer. Sustainability is the process of waste elimination, waste prevention for the purpose of resource-life extension.
If you aren’t already feeling the impact of sustainability procurement, you will and sooner than you think. Big business and governments are/will demand that anyone who chooses to do business with them, will need to be utilizing sustainable business practices. Take a look at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to get a good idea of what government and big business are looking at.
There are two key threats that your business must be prepared to overcome:
The failure to be transparent and not disclose the supply chain information for big business and government is unacceptably high. Risks include allowing other actors to shape the narrative about a company or a governments commitment to the greater good. Suppliers will need to demonstrate exactly what they doing when it comes to implementing sustainable practices and show in real-time the results of their efforts.
Purchasers, more and more will be engaging in meaningful two-way communication with their suppliers. The goal, deliver better performance results in the area of cost, quality, innovation, and sustainability. Suppliers will need to demonstrate competitive differentiators, enhanced business efficiencies and their improvements in the ability to meet regulatory expectations.
Is your business prepared to deal with the sustainability procurement paradigm shift. If no, contact us to see how we can help.
Regardless of the size of your business or how much energy, electricity, gas, and water you consume, looking at energy through a new lens can provide a wonderful opportunity for leaders to bring their teams together for a common cause, waste elimination and prevention.
Regardless of what activity is taking place in a business, energy is being consumed because resources are required to create a product or deliver a service. For example, to produce l kilowatt-hour of electricity, it is estimated to require 95 L of water.
Help everyone to view energy from a new perspective and become an organization that has a zero tolerance of waste (unnecessary energy consumed).