Governance – does the business have the necessary support and capability to develop a strong, on-going, sustainability programme?
Social Impact: Employees – what approaches are taken to employee management, relations, and engagement?
Social Impact: Community – how does the business interact with the local community?
Environmental Impacts: Waste Reduction – what is the business doing to reduce waste?
Environmental Impacts: Resource Conservation – what is the business doing to conserve resources and recycle materials?
Environmental Impacts: Carbon Footprint & Toxics Reduction – what is the business doing to reduce its carbon footprint and reduce its use of toxic materials (including cleaning products)?
Environmental Impacts: Product Development & Life Cycle – what is the business doing to minimize the environmental footprint of its products and services?
Environmental & Social Impact: Supply Chain & Procurement – how is the business engaging with suppliers to promote sustainability?
Assessing the footprint of products or services, using techniques such as Lifecycle Assessments, can help to build understanding and trigger more diverse thinking. At the very least, this approach will highlight knowledge gaps about the supply chains running through the business.
The outcome of the review is an OP2MA Transformation plan that will build on platforms that foster growing sustainability.