SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS: ADAPTING UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT BASELINE INDICATORS FOR COUNTRIES TO MEASURE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CITY OF PHOENIX Graham Twaddell Environmental Technology Management Arizona State University East Chair: Dr Nicholas Hild
By solely considering SIs with an average rank score of 4.00 – 5.00 (standard medium relevance – maximum high relevance), the final quantity of SIs identified by the stakeholders to measure sustainability for the city of Phoenix was 46
The Pursuit of Sustainability Economic Environmental Institutional Social SUSTAINABILITY
The next generation matters as much as the next quarter…
In order for companies to maintain a competitive edge and ensure longevity they need to adopt a management system that addresses not only economic issues, but issues that address environmental, social, and institutional matters also.
1. Limitless Longevity…Company survival: Sustainability is a rapidly growing key business concept. As other companies implement and practice sustainability, those that do not will simply fall behind and lose the ability to aggressively compete.
There is a mutually reinforcing relationship between social and industrial development.
Industrialization has the potential to promote, directly and indirectly, a variety of social objectives such as employment creation, poverty eradication, gender equality, labor standards, and greater access to education and health care.
The overriding task facing the industry today is to maximize the positive influence of industrial activities on economic and social development, while minimizing the negative impact of production and consumption on the environment.
ENVIROSURE Sustainability Audit 80 TOTAL 10 Employee Salary Direct Deposit 10 Ride Share Program 10 Education Opportunities 10 Volunteer in Community 10 Health and Wellness Program 10 Healthful and Safe Working Environment 10 Employee Benefits 10 Employee Salary Points Attained Max Value SOCIAL
ENVIROSURE Sustainability Audit 80 TOTAL 10 Landscaping 10 Hazardous Waste Management 10 Pollution Prevention (P2) Plan 10 Water Permits 10 Air Permits 10 Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan 10 Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan 10 Hazardous Material Inventory Service (HMIS) & Tier II Points Attained Max Value ENVIRONMENTAL
ENVIROSURE Sustainability Audit 80 TOTAL 10 Alliance of Sustainable Businesses 10 Electronic banking and mailing 10 Inventory Control (Just In Time Ordering) 10 Waste Recycling and Reuse 10 Generation of Waste (municipal and hazardous) 10 Water Consumption 10 Energy Consumption 10 Percentage Profit Points Attained Max Value ECONOMIC
ENVIROSURE Sustainability Audit 80 TOTAL 10 Employee and Community Cultural Awareness 10 Employee Gender Equality 10 % of Employees Registered to Vote to Employees Voting 10 Community and Employee Access to Information 10 Contractor Identification Pass and Safety Briefing 10 Employee Safety Training 10 Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan 10 Sustainable Development Strategy and Steering Committee Points Attained Max Value INSTITUTIONAL