This guide is meant to provide a high-level overview of the history, concepts, and organizations that are part of the sustainability industry now. As you continue through this series, you will learn about the factors driving sustainability in the workplace as well as the process by which you can earn the industry's first official certification.
The challenge with corporate sustainability is creating a fundamental shift in every industry, every company, and with every employee. Successful sustainability requires getting everyone to realize that Sustainability is my Responsibility. It is much more than just good ideas and pilot projects from an organization’s Sustainability Manager.
Success means that every employee can contribute their ideas toward maximizing resource efficiency, eliminating waste, and ultimately a zeroing out of an organization's environmental impact. In short, sustainability is synonymous with good business. This guide is intended to provide you with the tools you need to make sustainability a cornerstone of how your business operates.