Can Churches Afford Not to Embrace Sustainability?

On October 30, 2019, in Default, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following case study about a U.S. distributor, just published, should help church administrators better understand the reasons they should embrace sustainability. This distributor is the largest family-operated distribution company in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware area.  Recently, it became involved with a program sponsored by ISSA, the nonprofit worldwide cleaning association. The Distributor […]

The Sustainablity Gap Between Knowing, Doing, and Hoping

On October 1, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to a research report published in May 2017 by the MIT Sloan Management Review,* 90 percent of companies around the globe consider a sustainability strategy necessary to remain competitive. Among the leaders in this sustainability movement include well-known firms such as Nike and Adidas, Unilever, Nestle, Walmart, IKEA, BMW, Toyota, and retailer H&M. We […]

How to Save $17,000 on Waste Removal

On August 14, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Most ISSA member-distributors are familiar with ISSA’s DEAL program. The Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning program, in partnership with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, is, according to ISSA, “designed to help distributors reduce operating costs and be more profitable.” ISSA adds that the DEAL program can help distributors reduce facility and fleet operating costs up to […]

Addressing the Rebound Effect

On July 18, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Don’t Let Saving More Turn into Using More Today, as more jansan and facility management organizations operate more sustainability, some are experiencing what is known as the “rebound effect.” “When organizations adopt sustainability initiatives, they often find their operating costs go down,” says Katrina Saucier, with Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC., a technology that helps organizations […]

Five Frequently Asked Questions About Sustainability Dashboard Tools

On June 28, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

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 […]

Presenting Sustainability Information in a More Tangible Manner

On June 20, 2019, in Items of Interest, News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Millennials are on the cusp of outnumbering Boomers to become the nation’s most significant living—and working—adult generation, according to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials, who were between the ages of 20 and 35 in 2016, now number about 71 million. By comparison, Boomers, aged 52 to 70 in 2016, number approximately 74 million. […]

We Need to Communicate Our Industry’s Sustainability Efforts

On May 31, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – At 55 million, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce, according to an analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau.  Further, studies tell us that these Millennials are much more sustainability-focused than previous generations. To attract them to our industry, says Stephen Ashkin, president and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools, […]

Learning, Growing, and Giving Back

On February 28, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

In life, we often don’t get a “mulligan” – a chance to do things over. In my case, I have the pleasure of working in a number of countries where they are just beginning to adopt Green Cleaning and Sustainability. Now I have the chance to teach them what I wish we would have known […]

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