Sustainable Business Practices

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Sustainable Business Practices

  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES Michael Patton Oklahoma StateThe Metropolitan Environmental Trust University SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE October 1 8, 201 2
  2. 2. SUSTAINABILIT Y“A quality of life that ensures futuregenerations an equal quality of life”“The Capacity to Endure”“The Long Term Maintenance ofResponsibility”
  3. 3. THE 3 “E”SENVIRONMENTALEQUIT YECONOMICS
  4. 4. DIVERSIT Y & PRODUCTIVIT YManagement of ResourcesConsumption of Resources
  5. 5. INCREASED RESOURCE PRODUCTIVIT Y Lightweighting Energy Efficiency Design to Re-use Non-polluting
  6. 6. WASTE REDUCTIONRecyclingPurchasing PoliciesWaste ExchangeWaste is a measure of Inefficiency.
  7. 7. TRANSITION TO RENEWABLES Global Energy Supply VS. Anticipated Demand Cogeneration Solar • Wind • Geothermal
  8. 8. EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILIT Y “You produce it, you own it. Forever.” Design for Reuse or Recycling Compostable
  9. 9. PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP INSTITUTEMinimize Health, Safety, Environmental & Social ImpactsMaximize benefits of a product & package throughout all lifecycle stages.
  10. 10. GREEN PURCHASING Environmental Reference Policies Stated Percentage Bulk Purchases Shipping Impact
  11. 11. GREEN CERTIFICATION NGO CertificationIndustry Self Certification Green Washing
  12. 12. GREEN REPUTATIONShades of GreenVisible GreenGreen Partner
  13. 13. WHY GREEN?Your employees wantYour customers expectYour profits & partners demandYour future depends
  14. 14. THANK YOU Michael PattonThe Metropolitan Environmental Trust MetRecycle.com

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