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Profits and Purpose: How Sustainable Business Practices Become a Competitive Advantage

By Lisa R Cassidy |   Nov 06, 2018

 

 

Sustainability. Social consciousness. Upcycling. Pre-cycling. Global warming versus climate change. What does it all really mean and why should you care? 

Well, as a business owner, you are in a unique position. Businesses have the ability to tackle sustainability issues linked to consumption, waste, recycling, clean energy, education, equality and climate change (to name a few) more so than individuals - and faster than government. But even more importantly, businesses have a lot to gain financially.

In today’s environment, endorsing and implementing sustainable business practices has a competitive advantage. Not only can it help you cut costs, increase market share and motivate the best people to work for you, it can propel your business to the top as a market leader.

5 Best Practices for Managing, Tracking and Reducing Waste in Commercial Buildings

By Lisa R Cassidy |   Mar 18, 2018

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), manufacturing facilities and commercial buildings are responsible for nearly half of the 167 million tons of waste that wind up in incinerators or landfills each year.1

There are many things that facility managers, building owners and property managers can do to improve or enhance their sustainability efforts.

Listed below are five best practices for managing, tracking and reducing waste.