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Sustainability Management
Planning:
Creation and Implementation
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Outlining the Process
Vital mileposts along the journey
• Where to start
• Establishing clear objectives, scope
and limits
• Infrastructure that enables
sustainability
• Measuring progress
• Assuring on-going progress Training and communication
• Resources to assist
• Case Studies of Success
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Where to Start…and Why
Similar to infusing Total Quality Management in organizations
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Management Support
Self-initiated internal champions
Customers/Key clients
Public Image
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Understand & Define Objectives, Scope & Limits
Consider previous experience and any existing activities when defining
Be realistic…
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Elements of a Sustainability Program
Infrastructure and a multi-year “map” in order to achieve sustainability targets
• Sustainability Team/Committee
• Sustainability Policy Signed by Top
Management
• Written Management Plan (SMP)
• Implementation Strategy
• Metrics
• Communication Plan
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Contents of the Sustainability Plan
Update regularly to reflect changes in business climate
• Vision & Guiding Principals
• Management Commitment
– Policies & Procedures
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Focus Areas
Green House Gas Emissions (GHG)
Building Footprint
Transport
– Product & Employee Travel
• Water, Solid Waste, Land Use
• Education & Communication
• Sustainability Opportunities
– Metrics & Projects
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Assure the Triple Bottom Line Throughout Supply Chain
Include activities in Sustainability Plan that address ENTIRE supply chain
• Reduction Scope I,II,III Emissions
• Waste reduction
• Reduction water usage
• Social Policies, e.g.
wage, child labor
• Conflict minerals
• Fair trade sources
• Sustainable
procurement
• Sustainable Branding
• Optimizing operations
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Sustainability Analysis for a Manufacturer
Improving the profit and sustainability of products and services
Scope 2
Purchased
Electricity
Purchased
Water
Scope 3
Ingredients
Packaging
Consumables
Scope 1
Finished
Product
FOB
Warehouse
Product
Processing
Plant
Scope 3
Delivered
Product
Organization Boundary
Waste
Scope 3
Lowering energy use and carbon footprint per unit of production in each of
these components will increase profitability
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Branding and Sustainability
Host of products being branded as sustainable
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Implementing Sustainability Plans
Early “wins” create momentum
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Phase II
Phase III
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Return on Investment
Selecting Sustainable Projects
Phase I
Low
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Difficulty of Implementation
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Developing Appropriate Metrics
Vital to the long term success of a program
• Develop a metrics and data gathering plan
– 12 month calendar based
– Baseline
– Interim (monthly, quarterly)
– Annual savings
– Sunset
– NORMALIZE the data
Landfill Waste
Glass
Paper
Corrugated
Plastics
Wrappers
Compost
Metals
Electronics
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Training & Communication are KEY to success
On-going throughout your organization, community, supply chain
Address Multi-Stakeholders in
Organization, Community,
Supply Chain:
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Employees
Contractors
Vendors/Suppliers
Potential & Current Customers
Community
Regulators
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Resources to Assist
Useful whether starting or have existing Sustainability Program
Resource
Tool Kits
Access to Funding
Department Commerce &
Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
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Utilities
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EPA
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DOE
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USDA
Illinois Sustainable Technology
Center (ISTC)
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Impact of Technical Assistance Program on Illinois
Supporting Illinois’ manufacturing base
Benefits to Illinois:
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Annual savings: +$900,000
Annual reduction: 12 MTCO2
Annual kWh savings: 9,000,000
Companies visited: 172
2013 Figures
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Strategic Sustainability
Meeting the need to meet the “Triple Bottom Line”
• Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profits
• Organizations driving sustainability in supply chains:
– Unilever: Double size while reducing environmental impacts through
sustainable, profitable, volume growth
– Wal-Mart: Reduce 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from
its global supply chain by 2015
• Example of metrics being developed regional and globally:
– The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative
http://www.ghgprotocol.org/standards/product-and-supply-chain-standard
– Eco Index (product life cycle for outdoor equipment)
http://www.ecoindexbeta.org/
• ISTC approach: focus on enhancing sustainability AND profitability
– Reduce both the carbon footprint (i.e. CO2 footprint) AND the production
cost of the delivered product
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Reaping the benefits of becoming more sustainable
CASE STUDIES
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Results from Organizations that ACT on Sustainability
Based on results from 5,300 executives from 118 countries
Attributes of organizations that thoroughly address
sustainability issues share the following traits:
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More than 90% have a sustainability strategy
70% have sustainability on their top management agenda
69% have developed a sustainability business case
Focus on five business fronts: sustainability strategy,
business case, measurement, business model innovation,
and leadership commitment
• 60% have indicated increase in profits due to addressing
sustainability
From: “Sustainability’s Next Frontier”, MIT Sloan Management Review, December 2013
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Characterize  Analyze  Implement  Evaluate
We conduct waste audits and assist with materials
management planning, supply chain optimization,
and stakeholder engagement.
Our Resources:
• Waste characterization mobile, for sorting in all
locations/conditions
• ASTM standard methodology
• 2000 lb-per-day sort capacity
• Region-wide database of recycling service
providers
• Access to University of Illinois expertise,
including economic analysis, product design,
and sustainable behavior change
• 30 years of materials management experience
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National Leadership. Local Success.
We leverage nation-wide connections to provide
Illinois organizations and communities with the latest
material recovery tools and techniques.
Our core team’s credentials include:
• Deb Jacobson
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John Mulrow
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Air & Waste Management Association, Regional Board
Illinois Green Business Association, Advisory Board
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, Auditor
Printer’s Nat’l Environmental Assistance Center, Director
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Sustainability Forum
IL Food Scrap Coalition, Market Development Committee
Plant Chicago, Board of Directors
McDonald’s Best of Green, California Composting Project
Shantanu Pai
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Solid Waste Education Center – UW Stevens Point
US Zero Waste Business Council, Member
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Measurable results
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Chicago Department of Aviation Case Study
Scale-up of compost program
From carts to compactors
Front-of-house collection rollout
Bin and signage improvement
Catalyze compost route density
Creation of Green Enterprise Zone
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Three Levels of Service Available through ISTC
Options to begin the process
Service
Silver
Gold
Platinum
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Review / develop sustainability plan
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Triple Bottom Line Analysis
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Waste audits
Supply Chain Analysis
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Retained based services
Waste audits on a quarterly basis using statistical process control type analysis
Compare sustainability plans to comparable for market sector
Triple bottom line analysis reviews items including: conflict minerals, fair trade
sources, energy usage, carbon footprint, water usage, branding, procurement
• Supply chain analysis includes review of relevant partners within supply chain
and comparison to any required sustainability “score cards” commonly being
used in market sectors
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Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award
Recognizing sustainability related achievements of organizations and communities
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Next Steps
ISTC assistance
Whether just starting to infuse sustainability or interest in a review of an existing
program, contact:
Deb Jacobson
1010 Jorie Boulevard
Suite 338
Oak Brook, IL 60523
[email protected]
630.472.5019
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