How mature is your sustainability programme?
I’ve developed this model for the maturity of sustainability programmes from nada to a fully integrated programme. You can download a bigger version from the resources page.
Where do you sit?
Where would you like to be?
From experience, the only way to do sustainability properly is to move to the full integration stage. Only then do you open up the business opportunities and the big economic benefits. In the earlier stages you will at best save a bit of cash on waste and utilities and at worst find yourself shelling out just to keep one step ahead of the law.
I’ll be doing an explanation of the model in the November edition of the Low Carbon Agenda.