29 Sep '11, 3pm

Why Companies Should Merge Voluntary and Required Sustainability Projects

Why Companies Should Merge Voluntary and Required Sustainability Projects

To merge or not to merge? That is the question facing many companies with both a mandatory reporting requirement for environmental regulations and voluntary activities focused on improving the overall sustainability of the business. Two experts made the case for merging the two efforts to an audience at a Greenbiz.com webinar this week. Nigel Nugent, vice president for worldwide sales at Enviance made the case for melding them by explaining their similarities in a recent webcast hosted by GreenBiz.com . Regulations are generally highly prescriptive with four to five specific components, include a statement of obligations or standards to be met, describe human actions that must be taken and then require a final report. A volunteer sustainability project starts with a definition of the project that includes a good description of its goals, a set of actions that will help ach...

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