You might decide to target your day to day operations. This might include areas such as measuring and reporting sustainability performance, operational resource efficiency, process improvement, supply chain decisions and waste management.
You could encourage employees to make energy savings and to find ways to make your processes more efficient. You could set up productivity and efficiency systems that target process waste and waiting time as well as waste materials.
Or you might work on a more sustainable supply chain taking into account the carbon footprint of materials as well as a supplier’s track record in ethical treatment of workers.
The day to day operations of your business are the ‘coal face’ for many sustainability activities. Operational employees have a crucial role in achieving business strategies.
A sustainable business will encourage and respond to suggestions for efficiency improvements and other innovations.