A Sustainable Journey <ul><li>Jim Halter LEED ®  AP BD+C </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President- Construction Solutions </li></ul>
The Journey
International Database:  World Population 1950-2050
<ul><li>WATER -   by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity </li></u...
Source: www.pewclimate.org/facts-figures/ trends Atmospheric GHG Concentrations & Global Surface Temperature Trends – The ...
<ul><li>In 2009, the U.S. EPA estimated that Americans produce 243 million tons of trash =  4.34 pounds per person per day...
The “Spark” - Mainstreaming of Green Business
Source: Green Market Size:  2011Green Outlook Report , McGraw-Hill Construction; base value of construction market from Mc...
WM Journey…..How did we respond in late 2007? Sustainability Performance Leadership Teams (SPLT) <ul><li>Transform the Way...
What Was Our Plan? SPLT Teamwork <ul><li>Material Value  – improve understanding of the waste stream and identify opportun...
Benchmarking Companies <ul><li>Internal Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate the case for change </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs </li><...
Vision <ul><li>WM seeks profitable growth through sustainability, by meeting our environmental responsibilities, preservin...
Business Case – How We Got To Our Metrics Calculate Savings  Gather Market Intelligence from Internal and External Sources...
WM Understanding Triple Bottom Line and Aligning Our Logistics Activities <ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
Summary <ul><li>Demonstrate Bottom Line Improvement & Good for the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a Continuous Im...
Bottom Line <ul><li>Environmental concerns are here to stay </li></ul><ul><li>Society’s approach to environmental protecti...
The Next Generation….. The Journey Continues…..
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  • This is a story of two journeys… A generational one and a company sustainability one..
  • How did we respond?
  • Key Findings: Internal Benchmarks Communicate the case for change Identify clear SLT champion Metrics drive the behavior Identify baseline data, crown and supporting metrics, and ROI Develop continuous improvement Must harness and coordinate all activities External Benchmarks Championed by top level executives Cross functional steering committee to provide oversight/direction Goals, metrics, communication are key components Employee engagement and recognition necessary for culture change Definition of sustainability is broad Don’t be afraid to try something- don’t wait for perfection Need to be sensitive to outside stakeholders
  • Jim Halter Sustainability Presentation 2011

    1. 1. A Sustainable Journey <ul><li>Jim Halter LEED ® AP BD+C </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President- Construction Solutions </li></ul>
    2. 2. The Journey
    3. 3. International Database: World Population 1950-2050
    4. 4. <ul><li>WATER - by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity </li></ul><ul><li>OIL – enough oil for the next 46.2 years, should global production remain at the current rate </li></ul><ul><li>NATURAL GAS - enough gas in proven reserves to meet 58.6 years of global production at the end of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>PHOSPHORUS – deplete supply of phosphorus in 50 to 100 years unless new reserves of the element are found; without this element, plants cannot grow </li></ul><ul><li>COAL - China and other developing countries continue to increase their appetite for coal, demand could finally outstrip supply; there is enough coal to meet 188 years of global production </li></ul><ul><li>RARE EARTH ELEMENTS - Scandium and Terbium are just two of the 17 rare earth minerals - 97% of the world's supply comes from China, they can restrict supplies at will </li></ul>Source : http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2011/oct/31/six-natural-resources-population The Six Natural Resources Most Drained by Our 7 Billion People
    5. 5. Source: www.pewclimate.org/facts-figures/ trends Atmospheric GHG Concentrations & Global Surface Temperature Trends – The Last 150 Years
    6. 6. <ul><li>In 2009, the U.S. EPA estimated that Americans produce 243 million tons of trash = 4.34 pounds per person per day . Of that, 1.46 pounds per person per day is recycled. </li></ul>What else is happening? Source: EPA Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2009
    7. 7. The “Spark” - Mainstreaming of Green Business
    8. 8. Source: Green Market Size: 2011Green Outlook Report , McGraw-Hill Construction; base value of construction market from McGraw-Hill Construction Market Forecasting Service, as of August 2011 Effect on Green Building in New Non-Residential Construction 2005 2008 2010 2015 = Nonresidential Market $172 billion $3 billion 2% of market $53 billion 35% of market $212 billion = Green Market $150 billion $278 billion $133 billion 48% of market $25 billion 12% of market
    9. 9. WM Journey…..How did we respond in late 2007? Sustainability Performance Leadership Teams (SPLT) <ul><li>Transform the Way We Work (Culture): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Strategy Mindset – improve our ability to respond to changing markets and customer demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move from being reactive to proactive about emerging trends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change thinking about assets and opportunities – especially our people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leadership Development: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage change and be able to lead it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move from tactical to strategic thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase efficiency and effectiveness of our teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take accountability for the future of Waste Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Business Model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify New Ways to View Our Business That Produce Significant Financial Returns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture Hidden Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue Innovation and Drive Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue the Wake-up Call for People to Embrace Change </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. What Was Our Plan? SPLT Teamwork <ul><li>Material Value – improve understanding of the waste stream and identify opportunities with Customers to capture and optimize the value of materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Material Movement - leverage innovation in technology, equipment, and processes to more efficiently collect, transport, process and convert materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Template – Learning and changing our own culture by creating a clear guide to sustainable practices at work that help differentiate us from our competition and decrease our operating costs and carbon footprint. </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal Model - Assess current and future municipal customer needs and develop an improved service model that supports their sustainability goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Link Team- Ensure collaboration and identifies synergies and overlap is all four Teams </li></ul>
    11. 11. Benchmarking Companies <ul><li>Internal Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate the case for change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify clear SLT champion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metrics drive the behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify baseline data, crown and supporting metrics, and ROI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop continuous improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must harness and coordinate all activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Championed by top level executives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross functional steering committee to provide oversight/direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals, metrics, communication are key components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee engagement and recognition necessary for culture change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of sustainability is broad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to try something- don’t wait for perfection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to be sensitive to outside stakeholders </li></ul></ul>Wheelabrator Technologies Inc . A Waste Management Company
    12. 12. <ul><li>Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping environmental impact below the level required to allow affected systems to recover and continue to evolve </li></ul>What is Sustainability WM and Sustainability <ul><li>Sustainability is a major part of WM’s identity. We will continue and expand our responsibility for safe management and recovery of the waste stream and help our customers by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing solutions to our customers that reduce their overall environmental footprint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce costs through more efficient collection and recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase use and volume of recycled materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in design of products and packaging and increase recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using practices, processes, and technology to do more with less, be more efficient with limited resources, while reducing our impact on the environment </li></ul><ul><li>By leveraging sustainability principles WM will meet our environmental responsibilities, preserving natural resources, and drive business opportunities with existing and future customers, and improve the total return to our shareholders </li></ul>
    13. 13. Vision <ul><li>WM seeks profitable growth through sustainability, by meeting our environmental responsibilities, preserving natural resources, and driving business opportunities with existing and future customers, thus improving the total return to our shareholders. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy production and use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste minimization and recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air quality and emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation of natural resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beneficial reuse of our landfill space and protection of wildlife habitats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply chain that supports our sustainability platform </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Business Case – How We Got To Our Metrics Calculate Savings Gather Market Intelligence from Internal and External Sources Develop Financial Model Evaluate 250 Metrics And Re-evaluate Prioritize Activities Based on Behavior, Process and Technology Sustainability
    15. 15. WM Understanding Triple Bottom Line and Aligning Our Logistics Activities <ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced driver hours – reduced assets, improved efficiency, used less fuel, used less consumables </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Improvement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid Fleet ~ 500 LNG/CNG trucks, and piloting emerging technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Member Chicago Climate Exchange </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Summary <ul><li>Demonstrate Bottom Line Improvement & Good for the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a Continuous Improvement Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch a sustainability culture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven Results </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foundation to Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation to set you apart from the crowd </li></ul>
    17. 17. Bottom Line <ul><li>Environmental concerns are here to stay </li></ul><ul><li>Society’s approach to environmental protection is evolving: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>information Age tools and opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>move towards market mechanisms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>private sector as the engine of innovation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate environmental strategy offers an opportunity for competitive advantage </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not easy being green </li></ul>
    18. 18. The Next Generation….. The Journey Continues…..
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