"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Bruntland Report for the World Commission on Environment and Development (1992)
Plenty has changed with sustainability from what it meant to businesses years ago. In the past, if a business wanted to become more “green” or environmentally responsible, it could expect to spend a considerable amount of money and receive very little in the way of return on investment (ROI).
Today, business sustainability is the management and coordination of financial, environmental, and social demands and concerns to ensure responsible, ethical, and ongoing success. If managed correctly, it is possibly the most powerful tool a business can use to achieve superior profit and operational performance.
A focus on business sustainability, or going green, can positively impact the bottom line. Besides cost reduction, it attracts new revenue streams for a business. Customers want to do business with companies that have proven they care about the environment and are incorporating it into their operations. Not only will customers seek out these businesses, but they will also pay a price premium for their goods and services.
Our Green Compass Sustainability Award, the only award of its kind worldwide, will establish a business as a sustainability market leader. This is accomplished when a business makes the commitment to operate sustainably, takes the steps to become certified as sustainable, and promotes sustainability out to specific audiences.
Some businesses engage in “greenwashing”, a method of PR or marketing used to promote the false perception that an organization's products, aims, or policies are environmentally friendly. We guide our clients through the Green Compass Sustainability Award program which requires an independent third-party certification, that ensures the legitimacy of their claims.
The SuperGreen Solutions’ Green Compass Sustainability Award program starts with a baseline assessment of the operation to establish a sustainability ‘starting point’. We then create a roadmap that will guide the business down the road to becoming a sustainable company. We manage the entire process; ultimately bringing the company to a level of sustainability that can be measured and certified as meeting industry-acknowledged levels of acceptance. The Green Compass Sustainability Award program has recommended milestones to guide a business in promoting sustainability, starting with their initial commitment to go green. Our advisors will then assist the business after the certification, to ensure continuation of the protocols that have been established.
Successful businesses are increasing revenue and reducing costs to achieve an improved bottom line. With our Green Compass Sustainability Award, we address these FOUR AREAS of your business:
Experts Explain Why Our Program Works:
Harvard Business Review: The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability
Inc. Magazine: Millennials, Gen-Xers, Boomers: Here's the Work Perk You've Always Wanted
SuperGreen Solutions is contractually guaranteed to deliver more financial benefits than our fee. At no risk to your business, we implement a changes which simultaneously:
INDEPENDENT GREEN CERTIFICATION:
SuperGreen Solutions audits your business and building utilizing a template from Plan for a Better Environment (Plan BE). This not-for-profit organization was created by green-minded Architectual, Engineering and Business professionals specializing in business operations. Plan BE is a nationally recognized certification which provides an online tool and program for benchmarking current business footprints, while partnering with cities to educate and assist their constituent businesses on how to be sustainable. The final certification approval is performed independently of SuperGreen Solutions by a Certified Plan BE Assessor.
Plan BE (www.planforabetterenvironment.org) is an ISO 14001 Registered Certification. The lowest level of certification is achievable in most cases without spending tens of thousands of dollars. Included in the Sustainability audit is an EPA “Building Energy Star Analysis” (https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/about-us/how-can-we-help-you/build-energy-program/business-case/10-reasons-pursue-energy-star) which applies to more than appliances and laptops. The Energy Star Analysis compares your building with other building in the same geography with similar usage.
There are several reasons businesses in Hendersonville should consider contacting SuperGreen Solutions of Hendersonville to discuss sustainability certification. Consider the benefits below:
Bringing sustainability planning certification to small and medium-sized businesses by making it affordable and practical, SuperGreen Solutions of Hendersonville is ready to partner with your business.
The Green Compass Sustainability Award program will help your business differentiate itself from the competition and will allow your business to promote itself as a green business. This will provide access to new revenue streams, reduce your costs and gain loyalty with your customer base. As part of the program, we will:
This is more than an energy audit. We will complete a detailed assessment of your entire business operation, not just your building; and analyze your current energy expenses and operational practices associated with sustainability.
The plan will detail the sustainable business items we will address within your business, leading to reductions in costs and have a positive financial impact.
We lead and guide the sustainability committee; made up from members of your staff. We work with the committee and together implement the operational changes needed for the certification award. For work you approve: we will assist with finding the financing, if needed; procure all of the necessary products for the projects and project manage the project from start to finish.
Once your business has earned the sustainability award, we will lead the charge to promote your business as recognized sustainable. We will provide the marketing plan you will follow to gain the most exposure and benefit from your newly earned sustainable business status.
SuperGreen Solutions North Miami, FL will assist you in procuring the products needed for your enhancements plan. Our partnerships with these suppliers of green and eco-friendly products will save you energy and money. Our philosophy of "reduce before we produce" enables us to help your business reduce consumption and CO2 Emissions, while increasing efficiency and savings. Products include:
"I wanted to save money and energy and to make it more comfortable for my customers. I was looking into different companies, but when Tom (from the Charlotte Mid-Atlantic Regional offices) came in, we talked and he explained to me very well all the solutions and all the products SuperGreen Solutions had to offer. He also analyzed all my bills and thats when I made up my mind. I was great to work with Tom and I am looking forward to working with this company again in the near future."
Harinder S., Dunkin Donuts