Sustainability Handbook: Practical Guidance Toward Best Practice (PDF Download)
The 2021 Sustainability Handbook provides practical guidance for advancing a company’s sustainability practice. This easy-to-use resource with definitions, and numerous charts and graphic models, contains practical information on the history and business case for sustainability; how to use an environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework; tools and concepts to assess and manage product impacts; how to develop a strategy informed by materiality; and communicating performance with key stakeholders.
In addition, the Handbook also provides numerous resources and membership organizations that can help inform and advance a company’s sustainability practice, regardless of where they are on their journey.
The content is organized into six sections:
•What is Sustainability? and Defining the Business Case
•Business Drivers and How Sustainability Creates Business and Societal Values
•Environmental, Social and Governance Dimensions of Sustainability
•Product Stewardship and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Tools; Strategy Development and Materiality
•Communicating Performance and Reporting Standards
•Coalitions, Collaborations and Resources to Advance Practice