Key concepts

What is resource efficiency?

Resource efficiency is a technique for ensuring that minimum material, water and every are used to deliver your product or service customers.

The resource hierarchy

Whatever you use in business, try to think through this hierarchy to make sure that you are being as efficient as possible.

  1. Can you eliminate a material or process completely?
  2. Can you reduce the material, energy or water being used?
  3. Can you reuse a material or component that would otherwise go to waste?
  4. Can you re-cycle something that might otherwise be waste?
  5. If there is waste that cannot be reused or recycled, only then send it for disposal

Earthly Gains can help you put the resource hierarchy to practical use. Please contact us to discuss how.


Sustainability frameworks

There are a number of sustainability frameworks that companies can use to help focus their efforts on what is most important. The best known are

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • UN Global Compact

At a wider level, the UN Global Goals are a set of aims to help everyone have a higher quality of life. Many companies are supporting these, usually by identifying a small number where they can make a clear contribution through their normal business practices.


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