April is the perfect month to examine your environmental initiatives.

April 13th, 2011

What better time than Earth Day to make sure your environmental programs are driving results or not!

According to Wikipedia Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

Why not use this day as a time to reexamine your environmental policies and practices as well as those of your supply chain partners. A simple way to do so is to simply come up with a list of questions and have an open discussion with your executive committee or management team where you try and answer these questions about your company.

Here’s a list to get you started. How many members of your management team can answer all of these questions?

1. Do we track Triple Bottom Line?
2. Are all of our construction projects LEED certified?
3. What programs do we have that are reducing the company’s carbon footprint?
4. Do we have quantifiable evidence as to the reduction of our carbon footprint?
5. What environmental permits and certifications do we have in place?
6. Are we measuring compliance and do we have readily available audit results? 
7. What are our pollution prevention controls?
8. What is our hazardous materials handling process?
9. What is our waste management and recycling plan?
10. What do you do to insure clean air emissions?

Let’s pass a better earth on to our children and their hildren.

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