Sustainability is a broad term that sometimes leaves businesses lost as to where to start. The Ecoefficiency Group can help you embed sustainability into your business structure so that you take a holistic and long-term approach. Eventually it will just become part of the way you operate!
The Ecoefficiency Group offers a range of services to support businesses in their sustainability journey including free access to their Our Business Sustainability Assessment Tool and services including water, energy and waste audits, economic and technical analysis of opportunities, sustainably reporting and online staff training.
TEG staff can be engaged on a project basis or for a few hours each week as your ongoing Sustainability Advisor.
Why you should consider sustainability consultants for your business
Evaluating business sustainability opportunities can take time and without a complete overview a lot of potential can be lost. The Ecoefficiency Group believe knowing where your business is on its journey to become sustainable is the first step. Journey milestones typically include:
- Making a commitment to becoming sustainable
- Ensuring your operations sustainable
- Working with your supply chain to make it sustainable
- Using sustainable practices to create value
- Showing sustainability leadership
The Ecoefficiency Group understands the complexity of sustainability and have broken the sustainable journey down into manageable pieces. Our mission is to support businesses to work through each of the milestone through four actions that seek to:
Reduce the business footprint (economic, environmental and social)
Engage the business’ staff, suppliers, customers, stakeholders, partners & leaders
Create systems and processes to support sustainability
Foster innovation to develop sustainability.
The value of business sustainability consultants
Guidance from a sustainability consultant can help your business:
Use resources more efficiently. One of the benefits of being more sustainable is that you find new ways to operate that are more productive and use resources more efficiently.
Conserve precious resources and reduce the generation of carbon emissions and waste.
Secure your social licence to operate. Demonstrating you are environmentally and socially responsible.
Sustainable businesses comply with relevant regulations and often have improve relationships with regulators. It also prepares them for changes in regulations. We also find that sustainable businesses have better brand image and reduced reputational risk with more and more consumers opting for brands with sustainable credentials.
Sustainable businesses discover new business models and ways of working that add value to their products or services. They can access new markets and it gives their products a competitive edge. This can attract new investors and keeps shareholders happy!
Staff want to work in a company that is creating a better world and gives them a sense of purpose. Sustainable businesses actively involve their staff in their green and social initiatives. Additional benefits include greater loyalty, happier, more motivated and healthier staff, and greater productivity.
Operating within an unsustainable supply change puts your business at significant reputational risk. Working with your supply chain on the other hand can help you conserve resources, optimize processes, uncover innovations, increase productivity and very importantly promote your business’s values.
Sustainable businesses communicate their vision with enthusiasm and help create a compelling business case to help convince other businesses to commit to sustainability.
How The Ecoefficiency Group’s sustainability consultants can help your business
Our Business sustainability services can help you to reduce your company’s energy consumption, operating costs and environmental impact as well as:
Our Business Sustainability Assessment Tool (BSAT) quickly identifies where a business is on its sustainability journey and automatically generates an action plan that details what steps can be taken to move forwards. This plan can be used as the basis of your 5 year sustainability action plan. We can also provide more specific assistance for any step on that journey.
We can conduct audits that identify areas of inefficiency and suggest opportunities that can help reduce costs while lowering your environmental footprint.
Opportunities may require significant capital investment and you shouldn’t jump in without fully understanding the implications. We can provide a comprehensive economic and technical assessment to ensure your business sees return on investment. We are also certified to accurately measure and verify projected savings from implemented projects so you can have confidence in your consumption and performance data.
Let us help your business measure, understand and communicate its values, commitment to sustainability and its economic, environmental, social and governance performance and then set goals, and manage change more effectively.
Staff engagement is critical to achieving sustainability goals and driving change in the workplace. Staff involvement in sustainability initiatives provides greater ownership and generally better project outcomes. We can help you build effective green teams and engage your staff with our self-paced online modules.
The Ecoefficiency Group have developed Business sustainability Support Modules to assist businesses to take the next step towards sustainability through a self-paced online delivery method giving businesses flexibility to pick and choose what suits them.
How The Ecoefficiency Group can help your business
The Ecoefficiency Group offers a full range of services to help businesses become more environmentally efficient. They also provide an initial consultation, both short- and long-term contracts, as well as ongoing advice and project management. By working with The Ecoefficiency Group, you will be provided insights and advice on the latest waste management products and practices, and can feel confident knowing that your business is operating financially and environmentally efficiently.
Contact Us today for an initial consultation and to find out more about how waste management can help your business.
5 Steps to Long-term Sustainability
There are five steps all businesses must take to integrate sustainability into their everyday operations. This free Sustainability Training video will show you these steps so you too can increase profits, reduce risk and your environmental footprint.
The assessment takes around 20 minutes to complete. It is a series of 12 questions for each milestone. You just tick those that you are already undertaking to assess your sustainability. For more information go to our assessment tool
There are many different ways to help engage staff. It often depends on the size of your business and the type of work you do. For example, initiatives you employ within the office may not be useful to staff that work off site. We are currently developing modules that will help you engage your staff.
Yes. We can certainly help you with public sustainability reporting. Please contact us to discuss your situation.
We have assisted over 1000 businesses to develop sustainability strategies and plans. Please contact us to discuss your situation.
We are sustainability consultants and can provide advice relating to sustainability actions. Why not engage TEG as your ongoing Sustainability Advisor for just a few hours each week? Please contact us directly and we can discuss your individual needs.