1. What is the Dashboard?

The Sustainability Dashboard Tool is a tool that allows companies to measure monitor, and reduce their use of energy, fuel, electricity, natural gas, and other metrics.  The result is helping an organization reduce their environmental impact and invariably reduce operating costs. The Dashboard was based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines and is applicable to concerns of ISO 14000, LEED certification, climate change, GHG emissions, water usage, and recycling. Most important, it makes your job easier by providing data-driven, “dashboard-style” reports that can be seen on most any computer and tracks actual numbers against targets and goals.

 

  1. Who is the Dashboard designed for?

The Dashboard was designed for small to medium-sized businesses and distributors in a variety of industries. Sales managers, operations managers, owners, and CEOs will find the tool essential.

 

  1. What is the Engagement Tool?

The Engagement Tool takes raw data and translate it into easy to understand terms.  The information is presented on wall monitors that can be distributed throughout a facility.  For instance, if a facility reports they are now saving more than 300,000 gallons of water per year as a result of using the dashboard, the Engagement Tool will present this information but add, “That’s enough water for more than four American homes.”  Now those numbers have meaning.

 

  1. How do I use the Dashboard?

The Dashboard is Web-based tool available online. You simply log in and get started. Individual logins make using the Dashboard extremely flexible, and with your monthly subscription, you can choose from three product levels based on size, volume, and number of transactions. Once you have established a baseline, you can calculate your carbon footprint within your industry. Reporting occurs on a regular schedule, and information is available in time for stakeholders to make informed decisions.

 

  1. Why should I use the Dashboard?

Many companies now require vendors to provide information on their sustainability efforts before they will consider doing business with them. The information provided by the dashboard provides this information quickly and effectively.  So to answer this question in business terms, companies should use the dashboard to win new clients and earn more money.

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