15 Aug '11, 3pm

Companies that utilize a sustainability strategy aligned to the core business strategy, will have an edge in the future

Moreover, getting cost cuts to prevail over the long term has always been a problem. In a great many cases there is a lack of understanding as to the true drivers of costs and how to apply maintenance to any reductions over time. Other times, severe measures are taken to cut costs with no accountancy of which cost cuts add or destroy value. Therefore, a sustainability strategy needs to be developed and aligned to the corporate strategy, making energy and other resource efficiencies accountable: to be treated with the same level of transparency as the financial metrics, making the process of tracking true costs and benefits across the organisation and operational activities easier.

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