Most organizations have adopted some level of environmental stewardship, ranging from voluntary analysis and action to regulatory driven compliance. Many businesses focus primarily on complying with mandatory reporting requirements to avoid costly penalties and consequences. Other companies voluntarily incorporate environmental responsibility and performance into multiple levels of their organization – from marketing to the supply chain – including participation in voluntary reporting programs.
Traditionally, businesses follow one strategy versus the other, but one question remains: Could there be a successful – and financially rewarding – case for the marriage of mandatory and voluntary reporting programs?
To find out, Enviance is hosting a live webinar next week on September 27, where experts will discuss what would it take for an organization to engage in widespread environmental impact analysis and reduction programs that meld the voluntary activities with what’s lawfully required.
This discussion will explore the financial benefits that could be gained through one holistic program that covers all aspects of environmental stewardship, voluntary and regulatory, and whether streamlining and condensing these initiatives could, in turn, improve the bottom line.
Joel Makower, the environment and executive editor of GreenBiz, will moderate the webinar. Andrea Gardner, senior technologist, Sustainability of CH2M HILL and Nigel Nugent, vice president of worldwide sales for Enviance, will discuss:
- Differences that exist in today’s compliance cultures
- Why a business might consider both mandatory and voluntary reporting
- How management can be convinced of the potential financial upsides
- Whether voluntary action will ever be as impactful as penalty-driven compliance
Join us for the live webinar entitled “Mandatory vs. Voluntary: Creating an Environmental Compliance Culture of Value.”
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
How to Watch: Register Here!
The Enviance Team