Smart Environmental Strategies
the benefits of better performance
Every organization, whether a business, nonprofit or government agency, looks for ways to improve performance. Strategies that are designed to achieve superior environmental results often lead to superior performance. These strategies can lead to lower costs, higher efficiency, and improved profitability and impact. The drive for environmental performance also can be a catalyst for innovation, in design and operations.Smart environmental strategies seek the most effective means of meeting goals without negative environmental consequences, not the cheapest means of compliance. Such approaches emphasize prevention over mitigation, design over compliance. If we can make systems work, without environmental degradation, we can allow those systems to work with fewer constraints.
Businesses – through high-efficiency resource management, are able to operate beyond the regulatory realm, with products and services designed to meet needs without environmental side effects.
Governments – are able to shift focus away from activities to impacts, shifting resources to promote problem-solving instead of monitoring and punishing.
Communities – can enhance quality of life by having successful businesses, appealing natural resource amenities and low infrastructure maintenance costs.