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  • 3 Wellington Park
  • Malone Road
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    BT9 6DJ
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  • Tel: +44 (0)28 9092 3305
    Fax: +44 (0)28 9092 3334
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Businesses & Commercial Organisations

A sustainable approach can increase profitability

 

With its emphasis on efficiency and minimisation of adverse impacts, a sustainable approach can reduce business costs, minimise commercial risks, improve staff retention & recruitment, contribute to achievement of corporate objectives, and ultimately increase profitability and
shareholder value.

 

There is now an increasing requirement on businesses and commercial entities to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability principles in their processes and activities; and to do so in a way that is credible, measureable and verifiable. This requirement is driven by a combination of factors, including the following:

 

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Pressure from consumers: Members of the general public are much more cognisant of the impacts of their purchasing decisions, and are increasingly demanding that suppliers of goods and services also seek to minimise any adverse attributes associated with their products, activities and processes.

 

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A changing regulatory and legislative framework: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development are creating a new regulatory agenda, with an increasing requirement on businesses to minimise and report their environmental, social and economic impacts.

 

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Increasing costs of energy and other inputs: The price of energy and essential inputs have been increasing steadily in recent years. To survive in these difficult economic times, companies are implementing sustainable processes to improve efficiency, minimise waste and reduce costs.

 

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Recognition of wider risks & opportunities: Businesses now recognise the opportunities that a sustainable approach provides for accessing new markets, recruiting good people, improving reputation, etc. They also now recognise the risks to growth, etc. associated with unsustainable practices.

 

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FuturoFirma can help public sector organisations devise and implement robust sustainable development action plans, complemented by credible monitoring frameworks for managing progress and reporting sustainability performance to stakeholders. In particular:

 

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We work with clients to develop sustainability strategies that are underpinned by diverse and integrated initiatives, clear targets and monitoring regimes - and which are closely linked and driven by business goals and objectives.

 

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We ensure that businesses derive the full benefits of a sustainable approach by helping them report on their sustainability performance and outcomes, in a way that is credible with consumers, regulators, communities and other stakeholders.