Sustainability - It's More Than Window Dressing Today!
By Stephen Slade on Apr 24, 2011
As gasoline moves past $4/gallon, organizations in all sectors, all types and all sizes are now re-scrutinizing their energy usage across numerous channels. The global supply chain is now more expensive as firms pay more for diesel, surcharges and hidden costs to move product from point of origination to end-demand consumption.
Sustainability, conservation and the green movement are moving beyond window dressing as energy costs directly impact their bottom line. Competition holds end pricing fixed as buyers are reluctant to accept the fuel 'pass-along' fees. To assist mid-level and senior management in their visibility and operating decisions, new tools are available to better manage their energy costs. These BI tools are available in the form of role-based dashboards with actionable information to find the root-causes to help them drive efficiencies.
An April 21 article in DashboardsInsight highlights the structure and capability of the latest Sustainability BI tools. It's an article for those interested in learning the trends and leveraging the tools to hold the bottom line while contributing to the environment. Do you know how far your product moves? ..or how much energy is consumed in its total production?
Environmental Friendly Business Intelligence, Dashboard Insights, April 21, 2011
Sustainability has become a top corporate priority as organizations report on their triple bottom line, the 3Ps -"Profits, People & Planets." Today, growing numbers of organizations voluntarily submit environmental metrics to the Carbon Disclosure Project, publish annual sustainability reports, or include sustainability metrics in their annual reports to stakeholders. As these organizations of all sizes pursue the eco-friendly mantra....