Step 4: Obtain the Current Strategy Plan

It is important that sustainability plans are incorporated and aligned with the organizations current strategic or business plan. Procure a current copy of the organizations strategy or business plan and make sure the objectives and goals are understood. Ideally, the sustainability goals should be in alignment with the strategy plan of the organization. For example, if an organization wants to reduce operational costs by 5 percent than this is a perfect tie-in with reducing energy use. If a company wants to improve their employee retention, then consider implementing telework or work-at-home programs as a sustainability initiative.

To learn more about sustainability planning go to the guide produced by the International Institute of Sustainable Development  Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

Key Elements to Prepare for a Sustainability Plan: Obtain the Current Strategy Plan