3 Key Approaches to Achieve Sustainability While Growing Industrially
Today, national governments, global associations, world forums, and people across regions agree on adopting sustainable solutions and carbon zero living to counter greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The third and fourth industrial revolutions together led to emissions that have contributed to catastrophic climate change which needs urgent attention and mitigation. United Nations, Paris climate agreement, and individual national plans have been launched with some offering stimulus packages, tax cuts, and other benefits for taking the green path to sustain their development.
However, implementing sustainable green solutions is tougher in the industrial sector. Leading organizations in their respective sectors are taking strides to bring in impressionable change for climate and community. Their action plans usually succeed due to three key approaches these organizations are taking – accountability, digital enablement, and strategic partnerships. Other organizations can replicate these approaches to realize continued development and growth while setting bold climate commitments. Read on how each of these approaches works and contributes to economic, social, and environmental sustainability.
Accountability: Take a look at what your local legislation has to offer for making the sustainable transition. With that as a foundation, commit to the goals you lay out to become better and spread the culture of accountability across the organization. Organize training, enabling employees to understand why you are making the transition and what they have to gain from the change. Making employees part of the transition allows them to provide keen insights that are often overlooked in the big picture. Their suggestions and responsible actions will vastly simplify the implementation.
Working closely with local governing bodies and your employees from different departments and levels helps ensure your accountability for the change you want to see. You can maximize the incentives offered by government policy while taking the new approach. Simultaneously, your employees won’t refuse the change as they understand the importance of the transition.
Digital Enablement: Industrial runoffs, wastage, and emissions are cited among the leading contributors to the peril that is climate change. More often, these emissions can be minimized and by extending your portfolio to other useful products, organizations can come across revenue streams that do not disrupt their profitability. But how does digital enablement work to achieve the intended goals?
By transitioning into a smart factory that utilizes IoT applications to gather minutiae of all processes, organizations can produce a gamut of insightful data. They can then leverage this data by employing data analytics to identify process pain points, means to reduce wastage and emissions, and make the process efficient. Utilizing the time and resources saved in this process, organizations can innovate products with minimal carbon footprint and discover carbon-neutral approaches to make existing production sustainable for the environment and economy in tandem.
Strategic partnerships: One of the major suggestions offered in the Paris Agreement, strategic partnerships are important not just for nations and continents but for businesses and business communities. Working together, businesses can exchange data and insights on adopting sustainable approaches without compromising revenue. The chance to maximize the results of climate-centric changes is higher when businesses work together. They can collaborate which each other and take steps like forming a regulatory body of their own, reducing the need for external intervention. Above all, it accelerates the move to adopt green practices while learning from the mistakes of the community and growing faster.
Adopting technology and intelligent enterprise solutions with modules that extend across the spectrum, it is easier than ever to continue to grow while you cut down your GHG emissions, minimize carbon footprint, support the local community, and align with other sustainability goals as per your vision.