- Manufacturing of hard products (assembly focused)
- Manufacturing of soft products or agriculture (e.g., apparel, food and beverage, and textiles)
- Associations and institutions (including higher education)
- Not-for-profit and charity groups (NFPCs)
- Public sector (local and state governments and agencies)
In our position paper, we discuss the need for sustainability programs to focus on three “Alities.” The first is feasibility, or to understand what is possible within the organization. The second is viability, or what is possible given the fiscal and resource constraints of the organization. The third is materiality, or what is important to the organization based on its position in its market to achieve its strategic objectives in a sustainable manner.
Corporate and community outreach play a large role in the realization of sustainable breakthrough strategies. Without engaging the commerical or community value chain an organization will fail to achieve its objectives and operate in a vacuum. This position paper describes an engagement process to use with value chains to onboard these stakeholders to making sustainable goals a reality.
To read the full paper, please visit our sustainability page here.