SWCA Environmental Performance Group

SWCA EPG Sustainability Programs

SWCA Environmental Performance Group understands the challenges that organizations face in today's competitive environment. We have developed a practical and flexible program to help you build sustainability into your culture and realize meaningful environmental and financial benefits. We can help you create an integrated assessment, planning, education and monitoring program that is tailored to meet your organization's needs.

Our approach to developing sustainability programs is unique in two significant ways. First, we can footprint your organization and help you understand, measure and baseline your impacts and identify your opportunities. Second, we can help you integrate your business drivers and company culture into your program. This helps you focus on goals that will reduce costs, increase revenues, reduce risk and improve your organizational health. We want to help you develop a program that not only reduces your environmental impacts, but also increases profits and long-term brand value.

By combining our environmental engineering and business experience we have developed a proven, practical methodology for sustainability plan development that includes four basic steps. We focus on strategies that make good business sense.

Environmental Footprint Baseline Assessment

SWCA Environmental Performance Group takes a unique approach to evaluating your organization's impacts and opportunities. Our Environmental Footprint Baseline Analysis provides a quantitative analysis of your major environmental impacts.

This assessment is a powerful tool, raising awareness within your organization, facilitating communication and understanding, and setting the stage for meaningful, measurable change. Our standard assessment includes:

  • Current Eco-Friendly Practices and Policies
  • Carbon Inventory
  • Ecological Footprint
  • Water Use Inventory
  • Solid Waste and Recycling Inventory

Advanced assessments can also include: Supply Chain Impacts, Product Lifecycle Analysis, Building Design, Toxic Materials Management, and customized approaches.

Sustainability Plan and Program Development

Any successful business leader knows the importance of a good plan. SWCA Environmental Performance Group works with your organization to facilitate plan development by integrating the results of the Environmental Opportunities Assessment, your important business and market drivers, and your company values and culture.

We can help you with:

  • Facilitated Planning and Program Development
  • Eco-Strategy Development
  • Prioritized Goal Setting
  • Sustainability Plans

We help you develop a customized Sustainability Plan that focuses on maximizing your benefits and enhancing your brand value.

Employee Education and Training

Maximum benefits are achieved through understanding, engagement, and action at all levels of the organization. Our Employee Education and Training Program is customized to meet your needs through a fun and interactive process designed to increase the environmental awareness of your employees both at work and at home.

We can customize programs to help with:

  • Green Team Development
  • Employee Education Programs
  • Internal Communication
  • Environmental Leadership Development

Sustainability Program Monitoring and Reporting

SWCA Environmental Performance Group has developed a simple yet very effective way to measure and report your progress. Our Environmental Sustainability Monitoring Scorecard (ESMS*) can be customized to your plan goals and reporting systems. Our scorecard system is designed to be user-friendly, flexible, and expandable to meet your future program needs.

We can help you with:

  • Data Collection
  • Scorecard Monitoring
  • Stakeholder Reporting

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