Embedding Sustainability: The Conversation

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One of the challenges of sustainability is measuring impact quantitatively but also qualitatively. In terms of actions to achieve sustainability outcomes there are clear operational objectives where qualitative measurements are relatively straight forward such energy consumption, water consumption, waste generation, percentage of products bought locally, volume of paper consumed etc. In terms of wellbeing, there are indicators such as staff sickness rates, return-to-work and health interventions, DSE assessments and survey data for example and, regarding health and safety we have accident and incidents data, the number of corrective/preventive actions carried out, number of vetting visits, risk assessments etc.

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