Special Resources for Small Companies
The concept of implementing a sustainability program can be daunting to small business. However, there are many resources available that are geared to small businesses. Once many small companies understand today’s broad definition of sustainability, they often find that they are already engaging in sustainability efforts already - they just didn't realize it.
Small companies should start their efforts by reviewing AMI’s Sustainability Inventory. This helps all companies – from small family businesses to multi-national corporations – determine what they are already doing, as well as what they might do, as part of an overall sustainability initiative. To download the inventory, click here (PDF).
One group called the Global Reporting Initiative has created an easy to use template to assist in writing a sustainability report.
“A Practical Approach to Sustainability for Small Companies”
By Bill Blackburn, March 4, 2004, Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart Graduate School of Business, Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Chicago, IL
“Sustainability and the Small Business”
Conference Board Business and Sustainability Conference, B. Tod Delaney, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, First Environment
“Ten Simple Ways to Cut Energy Costs: A Guide for Small Business”