The Roadmap shows where to head and it’s always a sound idea to know the existing sustainability strengths of your business before joining the sustainability journey. There are a number of tools such as Green Street and EcoBiz which enable our starting point to be assessed.
There’s also a comprehensive check list of sustainability activities which can be used as a guide to how sustainable your business is as well as a guide to meeting sustainability challenges.
Business Sustainability Assessment
Businesses can go to Green Street to obtain a Sustainable Business score. The brief survey has been checked as authentic by the University of Sydney Sustainability Analysis Group. The scoring process highlights strengths and identifies Green Tips to build a more sustainable business. You can also gain Badges which show prominently on your business’s site.
The internationally adopted Sustainable Development Goals are being used worldwide as a broad target for sustainable activity. You may like to use them as a guide to your sustainability aspirations.
The Global Reporting Initiative provides an internationally recognised framework for sustainability which is used as a comprehensive assessment and reporting framework.
Eco efficiency assessment
EcoBiz is a service provided to businesses through a partnership between the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Queensland Government. It focuses on the basics of waste, water and energy assessment and planning.
There is a work in progress to measure the sustainability of the region using strategies which are guided by the Sustainable Development Goals.
It is anticipated that the internationally recognised Circle of Sustainability Survey for Rapid Assessment of Regional sustainability against Sustainable Development Goals will be used as the assessment tool.
Contact us if you would like to be a participant in the process of Regional Sustainability Assessment.