Earth5R works with companies and various organizations to positively contribute toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals, foster a culture of sustainability innovation, and be accountable up to the Board for delivering sustainability strategy.
We apply the ACT (Action, Collaboration, Transformation) approach to client projects and help them on carbon savings, increase the returns on green investment and provide energy incentives to measure the sustainability impacts of projects. Socio-environmental excellence is now becoming part of strategic thinking. Currently, it is in the best economic interests of the companies.
Corporate environmentalism is on the rise and in fact, the main impetus for sustainable development in the future will probably come from business.
Sustainability has an impact on every industry and affects decisions being made throughout a company. Everyone from the facilities manager to the human resources leader to the chief risk officer in companies ranging from retailers to automotive suppliers to technology developers should be considering how to factor sustainability into their plans. The need for companies to act is intensifying: not only do they have to figure out how to deal with scarce resources and with ever more volatile commodity prices, but they also must develop their global growth strategies to account for sustainability challenges around the world.
A well designed and managed sustainability program can deliver a strong bottom-line impact for the company. “Green” credentials are no longer enough – companies must become truly sustainable to gain a long-term advantage over their competitors. If the company fails to do so, it could face existential risks, such as runaway resource costs, consumer desertion, or exorbitant fines.
Many companies, however, are uncertain as to how best to go about improving their sustainability profile and deriving value from the process. A “fig-leaf” approach focused on initiatives that provide “green” credentials is no longer enough to show commitment to the sustainability agenda.
This is where we help companies- to adapt business strategies and activities that meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders. Together, we build approaches that move towards all three goals – environmental protection, social wellbeing, and economic development – at the same time.
Our programs create opportunities for ‘green consumers’, developers of environmentally safer materials and processes, firms that invest in eco-efficiency, and those that engage themselves in social well-being. It helps companies with a competitive advantage. They earn their local community’s goodwill and see their efforts reflected in the bottom line.
- Performing a stakeholder analysis
- Strategic Planning
- Build on the robust sustainability program envision, develop, implement and drive project plans from conception through implementation to achieve the goals, standards, and commitments as detailed in the university-wide Sustainability Plan in collaboration with key stakeholders
- Setting sustainable development policies and objectives
- Support the delivery of Sustainability performance management and reporting for the designated work area, analyzing trends to build improvement.
- Project Management
- Designing and executing an implementation plan
- Engaging and building solid partners via facilitation and building alliances
- Developing a supportive corporate culture
- Support innovative work winning and product development relating to sustainability and environment
- Work with project teams to ensure appropriate community investment is included within work winning and project delivery – seeking support from the functions as required
- Developing measures and standards of performance
- Preparing reports
- Creating awareness by communicating project results
Companies that take an active leadership position to harness the trends driving sustainability – rather than reactively implementing sustainability in response to regulation and public pressure – will reap the benefits of a new source of competitive advantage and long-term growth.
- Taking a holistic approach to sustainability does not require complicated methodologies or overly expensive management systems.
- It does require that companies understand the trends and sustainability impacts most relevant to them, define a set of objectives and solutions, and establish a sustainability transformation plan that will become part of the long-term strategic and operational fabric of the company.