onOnce you have defined your sustainability goals, establishing a sustainability management system is a key step to successfully meeting them. Matching the scope and scale of your sustainability goals, we will help you develop a process to ultimately keep you on track by following the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach.
Plan: Clearly defining your objectives and communicating them to the team so that everyone is working towards the same goal. Regardless of the time horizon of your sustainability goals, creating a roadmap will inform everyone of to get there.
Do: Big sky ideas are the start but having actionable items that help you get there are just as important. We will work with you to create realistic strategies that everyone can get on board with.
Check: It is important to regularly revisit progress towards your sustainability goals because it often easier to course correct from a small deviation, than a large one. Creating mechanisms to track and report on key performance indicators will help you and your team stay accountable.
Act: Even the best laid plans…Things happen, and we understand that, which is why we will help you also create strategies to adjust or correct for unmet metrics.
Our approach allows for iterative decision making and mitigative action that will support you through planning, design, construction, and operations, or changes you wish to see within your organization. Establishing a system from the early onset is especially important, as meeting sustainability goals take time and teams inevitably change. Having a plan in place takes the risk out of known changes and allows you to focus on the adapting to the unknown.
For teams seeking third party validation through rating systems such as Envision, this approach will also help your project track its performance along the way.