CHAPTER 3

Tools and Standards Enabling Sustainability

Chapter Objectives

  • Understand the theoretical foundations and the importance of sustainability performance measurement.
  • Explain simple and practical methods of sustainability performance evaluation.
  • Provide alternative policy responses focusing on contemporary business sustainability.

Sustainability Performance Measurement

Sustainable practices need to be accountable and, thus, should be measurable as mentioned earlier. As companies implement sustainable programs by applying new policies or adopting new technologies, realistic and clear goals and objectives should be put forth and compared to actual performance on a systematic and continuous basis. Sustainable development requires ...

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