Unit 1: Business culture and responsibilities
Learning Outcome: 01
Task 1.1 Produce a report on ‘improving the sustainability within a business environment’ by ‘analyzing the benefits of keeping the waste to a minimum.
Business sustainability mostly depends on the financial, environmental, employee motivation, and morale of the employees in the workplace. Financial factors define the business success and sustainability of a business. It means collecting funds, reform funds, observe cash flow, accounting, etc of business. Environmental factors are expressed by the political, social, technical, legal environment, etc. of a business. Employee motivation allows the manager to manage the employees properly. The manager arranges several events to make the employees skilled, (IVEY, 2018).
Every year, the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) convenes Canadian companies that are leaders in sustainable business practice. Representing Canada’s diverse business landscape – from forestry and extraction to retail and banking – senior leaders gather at a one-day roundtable to discuss sustainability. They share their accomplishments and the challenges they confront in making their companies environmentally and socially responsible. That discussion reveals to business leaders, policymakers and academic researchers the factors that will shape a more sustainable future.
Business sustainability refers to business models and managerial decisions grounded in financial, environmental, and social concerns. Sustainable companies:
- Business sustainability refers to business models and managerial decisions grounded in financial, environmental, and social concerns. Sustainable companies:
- Create long-term financial value.
- Know how their actions affect the environment and actively work to reduce their impacts.
- Care about their employees, customers, and communities and work to make positive social change.
- Understand these three elements are intimately connected to each other.
Reducing waste is good for reducing all three of the triple bottom lines of:
- financial (the project budget and your business)
- Social/community impact.
- Conserve space in existing landfills and clean fills and reduce the need for future landfills and clean fills.
- Reduce pollution and energy consumption associated with the manufacture of new materials.
- For destructive demolition, reduce other impacts (e.g. noise, dust, and traffic) on surrounding properties and streets.
Task 1.2(a): Write a report on the agreed procedures for ‘recycling’
Before one understands the fundamentals of recycling, let’s see why we bother with recycling in the first place! Every day, industrial establishments generate immense amounts of toxic waste that are deadly to the environment. Recycling helps reduce the emission of greenhouse gas and landfill space by a large degree. Energy is also conserved when we use waste materials to make new stuff. Let’s see some of the methods that can be used to do so:
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Breaking the waste down
As an environment-friendly alternative to landfills, industrial composting systems are now being used increasingly. To break down biodegradable organic waste into useful products, microorganisms are used. The resultant produce from this process is also being used as an alternative fuel in some countries. Currently, composting takes place in most Western countries and is mandatory in quite a number of them.
Burning the waste
Some materials can be remelted to form new objects. Take plastic bottles; they can be converted into clothing-grade polyester! The problem with this method is that every subsequent time the process takes place, levels of unwanted substances increase. Industrial transformers, oil filters, and large containers are often recycled through this method.
Most waste materials contain energy content to some degree. This energy can be used for cooking, heating, and generating steam, by heating the waste at high temperatures with limited oxygen availability. Using this type of thermal treatment, the energy content can be processed into alternative fuels too……….