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"A uncomplicated route to Sustainability: eco-friendly company recommendations for Small and Medium-sized companies is designed in particular to aid smaller organisations proportion within the advantages that circulate from sustainability. outfitted round case histories showcasing 12 small to medium-size corporations (SMEs) that experience notable documents of sustainability, this special, hands-on advisor might help readers select and advance sustainability Read more...

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ProLogis, Alcoa, Walmart, Target, Toyota, Ford Motors, and Starbucks, among thousands of other companies, post sustainability reports that provide great detail on a company’s activities and environmental impact. org). The GRI includes general indicators for economic, social, and environmental reporting with protocols to explain each indicator, methodology, and the intention for the scope of an indicator. com). For small to mediumsized firms, these Web sites often provide help and resources as well as examples of different types of reports.

Com) provides a CO2 emissions calculator that provides monthly emissions for travel by different types of cars (small fuel efficient, average, or SUV), electricity usage (kilowatt-hours per month), natural gas consumption (cubic feet per month), fuel oil heating (gallons per month), air and train travel (miles per month), general food and waste (number of people in household who eat meat). The application yields a calculation of approximate annual and monthly emissions and the number of trees necessary to be planted each month or each year or other actions needed to offset these emissions.

For environmental programs, firms often rely on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001, environmental management 24 A Simple Path to Sustainability system. SA 8000 provides metrics for human rights. A softer guide, the ISO 2600, is in development to help identify, measure, and certify a firm’s obligations in the area of social responsibility. On November 1, 2010, the ISO launched the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility providing guidance to all types of organizations regardless of their size, location, or whether they are for-profit or non-profit.

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