Sustainable Production Indicators
 
 
 
  • Type and rate of material use
     
  • Amount and type of energy consumption
     
  • Amount and toxicity of waste and emissions
     
  • Amount of land used or reused
     
  • Development of workers
 


 
Talking Points
 
 
 
  • Materials - ecologically safe, used at sustainable rate
     
  • Energy - renewable, used at renewable rate
     
  • Waste and emissions minimized
     
  • Brownfield versus greenfield development
     
  • Workers are an important asset


 
Narrative
 
 
 
How a company measures sustainable production will depend upon the particular product or service. The important items to measure are:
  • The amount and type of material and energy being used--is it ecologically safe and being used at a sustainable rate?
     
  • What types of wastes are being generated and what happens to them?
     
  • How is land being used or reused by the product, service, or production process?
     
  • Are workers valued and enhanced?
 
 
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