Getting Started as a Sustainability Manager

This guide is meant to provide a high level overview of the concepts, terms, and organizations that are part of corporate, government, and organizational sustainability today. As new programs, trends, and organizations emerge, Everblue will update this guide. In the meantime, please feel free to leave comments below if you would like anything added to this overview and explanation.

Are you a champion? By reading this you are very likely interested and excited about making sustainability a reality in the workplace. Sustainability champions are anyone who lead their organization to realize sustainability is one of the most important opportunities for both the future of their business and the future of our world. Corporate Sustainability means being an efficient and profitable business and being a good steward of the environment - goals that can work together.

Where does Everblue fit? Everblue is the largest sustainability trainer in the world. We are proud to have trained tens of thousands of professionals from individual entrepreneurs to the largest companies and government agencies. This guide and all of Everblue’s programs and courses are meant to provide an actionable framework for you, the champion, to go forth and change the world.

Sustainability is My Responsibility

The challenge with corporate sustainability is creating a fundamental shift in every industry, every company, and with every employee. Successful sustainability requires borrowing a page from our Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) peers and 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 towards maximizing resource efficiency, eliminating waste, and ultimately a zeroing out 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.

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