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Sustainability & Csr


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Sustainability & Csr

  1. 1. Understanding Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)<br />PRESENTED BY:<br />Arun Rao<br />Nov 5, 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Mission Statement <br />To inspire a culture of sustainability within GPC by promoting environmentally‐responsible actions. <br />Goals <br />Develop and Facilitate Implementation of GPC Sustainability Program Policies <br />Initiate, Coordinate and Promote Environmentally Sustainable Activities <br />Enhance Employee Sustainability Awareness <br />Assess and Report Sustainability Activities <br />2<br />Mission Statement and Goals<br />
  3. 3. Generally CSR and Sustainability are used interchangeably these days, through there is a distinction. <br />CSR has more of an internal focus – (direct impacts) - carbon footprint, responsible workplace, ethics etc. <br />Sustainability is more about the external focus (indirect impacts) - solving the world problems through business contribution- energy conservation, landfill reduction etc<br />3<br />Difference between CSR and Sustainability<br />
  4. 4. Meeting the needs of today's population without harming the ability of future generations to meet their own needs<br />4<br />Definition of Sustainability<br />
  5. 5. A company that is socially responsible is committed to:<br />■ Sustainable processes that benefit the environment and enhance efficiency<br />■ Providing a safe, innovative place to work in which diversity is respected and valued<br />■ Being a good neighbor in the communities in which we live and work<br />5<br />Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)<br />
  6. 6. ■ Managing the Supply Chain<br />•Responsible Forestry Management (SFI, FSC etc)<br />•Defining Environmental Specifications<br />■ Operating Sustainably<br />•Resource Efficiency<br />•Waste Minimization<br />•Sustainability from the Ground Up<br />■ Creating Safe, Productive And Enriching Workplaces<br />■ Taking Full Advantage of the Benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in our<br /> Workplace Communities<br />•Be a Good Neighbor in the Communities in Which we Live and Work<br />•Understand, Respect and Leverage Diversity<br />6<br />CSR generally deals with four areas:<br />
  7. 7. ►Reduce - reduction in the use of resources by providing energy efficient systems and water conservation measures<br />►Reuse - the reuse of resources such as renovating an old building as opposed to tearing them down to build another decreases resource demand<br />►Recycling – use of recycled materials decreases new resource demand and keeps resources out of landfills<br />7<br />Basis for Suatainability – Three “Rs”<br />
  8. 8. List practices that promote sustainability, and chances are good that you have also described ways to operate more efficiently.<br />8<br />Added Benefit…<br />
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  10. 10. Resource Efficiency<br />■ Using solar energy for electrical generation and heating water<br />■ Rainwater collected for non-potable use<br />■ Skylights providing natural lighting<br />■ Heat recovery from exhaust to heat water or convert to cooling power<br />■ Promote car pooling<br />Waste Minimization<br />■ Recycle paper waste<br />■ Reuse pallets, plastic cans and metal barrels<br />Green Procurement<br />■ FSC and PEFC Certified<br />■ Using water based inks only<br />■ Work waste haulers whose eco-friendly waste treatment system is based on solar energy<br />Green Certification<br />■ Sustainable Green Printer (SGP)<br />10<br />Some potential Sustainable projects<br />
  11. 11. The SGP Partnership recognizes the following sustainable business practices as guiding principles to ensure continued viability and growth:<br />Employ, wherever and whenever possible, materials derived from renewable resources or with low environmental impact, maximizing recycling and recovery efforts with efficient utilization of renewable energy. <br />Encourage the adoption of changes within the supply chain by strongly recommending the use of raw materials that do not threaten or harm future generations. <br />Educate the customer and ultimate consumer regarding the benefits of a restorative economy. <br />11<br />Sustainable Green Printer (SGP) <br />
  12. 12. The SGP Applicant will progress though a detailed review before becoming a certified SGP Printer. The review is composed of the following five steps:<br />• Initial application – concerning EHS compliance and a Sustainability Policy<br />• Supplemental application – concerning Sustainability Management system and Continuous Improvement project (with a proposed goal in “SMART” format)<br />• Pre Certification Review ( also called the Desk Top Audit) – a “pre-audit” review of selected,<br /> relevant documents and procedures<br />• On-Site certification audit – actual site visit by a third party, SGP trained auditor<br />• Completion of any Corrective Action identified in the certification audit<br />12<br />Certification process<br />
  13. 13. List out projects<br />Assign individuals to champion project<br />Develop Sustainability Policy<br />Complete SGP Application form<br />13<br />Next steps<br />