When it comes to burnishing your company’s brand and cleaning is footprint, the efforts center on reducing, reusing and recycling nearly every material in the shop. That’s a key point that ISS’ head of global sustainability Dan Gilbert made at Environmental Leader’s conference in a session held Tuesday on corporate sustainability.
The ultimate aim, he said, is to create “zero waste,” which can mean eliminating anywhere between 90 percent and 100 percent of what it is that your company is putting into landfills. The last 10 percent, he emphasized, is where the real work is. To get there, businesses should be measuring and managing their waste streams, and reporting their progress at least on a quarterly basis.