WMSBF: Self-Assessment Guide to Environmental Sustainable Commerce
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This guide has been developed by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum to be used by companies interested in measuring their business sustainability practices. Environmentally and socially Sustainable commerce produces products and services while preserving biological integrity and enhancing human health and welfare and ensuring finacial stability. This guide can help a company begin its journey toward sustainability.
This self-assessment tool is designed for the sustainability leader to work with representatives from key areas within the company to identify ways to increase product and service efficiency, reduce negative health and environmental impacts, and meaningfully contribute back to their communities. It also is intended as an internal subjective analysis to help the company achieve continuous improvement.
The guide is divided into ten areas that affect a company’s environmental performance. Each area has a set of questions; responses are generated by selecting a response to each question. Choose the response that is most accurate for your company. This guide is designed to be flexible enough to fit any company’s business circumstances. Analysis can be done company-wide, department-by-department, or by product or service line. It is not a test and there are no right or wrong answers. If any question does not apply, select NA. Be candid. The purpose is to aggregate a baseline score from which to plan continuous improvement activity. NA will not impact your score. Open ended questions allow you to provide information that will be shared within our membership as a best practice or for general knowledge.