The Green Transition is a process of changing to environmentally friendly practices and products. The green transition is not just an idea, it is a movement that has been happening for decades. It has been happening in different ways, but now it is time to make this transition happen for your company.
The green transition can be the most profitable thing that you do for your business. It can also become one of the most rewarding thing that you do, after you’ve put in enough work. The green transition will help you attract customers because they are looking for businesses who are environmentally conscious and have strong values. In the following paragraphs, we will explain how to make a green transition by implementing a sustainability strategy.
How to Implement a Sustainability Strategy
Implementing a sustainability strategy can be a daunting task for some organizations. Sustainability is not just about the environment and it is not just about lowering your carbon footprint, but it encompasses so much more. It is about the people that work in your organization, the community that you serve, and the planet that we all share.
Sustainability efforts should be implemented at every level of an organization and there are many different tactics to choose from. The most successful sustainability strategy will depend on what type of business you are running, what resources you have available to you, and how much time and money you are willing to invest in order to make change happen.
One model we have found particularly useful for making a green transition in your company is the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as outlined at Undp.org. These sustainability goals are held up as the ideal for companies all around the world who want to become more environmentally friendly.
Once you know what the sustainability goals are, you need to find a way to integrate them into your business’ daily practices. A framework that has proven effective is a 5-step process that the Norwegian self-storage company Flexistore shares at Flexistore.no:
- Understand the Sustainability Development Goals
- Define priorities
- Set goals about green business practices
- Integrate these goals into the business
- Report and communicate the achievement of the goals
By following this process, it should be possible for any business to make the green transition.