This retailer began receiving external pressure from Wal-Mart and Safeway to report on their energy, greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability practices and performance, but did not yet have strong corporate responsibility responses to the information requested.
Sustainable Business Consulting helped the retailer develop a three-year sustainability strategy, which included:
- Sustainability Assessment with Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Risk Analysis
- Materiality Assessment to determine internal and external environmental focus points and sustainability strategies
- Sustainable Opportunity & Cost Saving Analysis
- Sustainable Supply Chain Procurement Guidelines
The company identified over $1.3M potential savings from environmental initiatives and strategic sustainability consulting and was able to proactively respond to sustainability questionnaires and shift the external pressure to a business driver.
The project was able to scale by implementing green business and corporate sustainability initiatives aligned with cost savings, employee engagement, and enhancing brand value to customers & key shareholders.