Sustainability is not just an agenda.
It should generate real results.
The UN goals are also relevant to your business
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a good starting point for evaluating what is relevant to your core business.
You must look at how you can reduce the negative impact of your business (for example, the carbon footprint) and make a plan – at a minimum – to comply with the requirements. Ideally, you should set a more ambitious sustainability goal and a stretch goal.
Being ‘least bad’ among peers is not good enough: To thrive, the company must find new ways to create value that deliver environmental, social and financial success.
Your next competitive advantage
When we challenge ourselves to think along new paths, we often find unexpected benefits. When Mannaz facilitates dialogues with you about sustainability, we naturally have our own ideas. But the main contributions come in the dialogue:
- What new business opportunities can contribute to a more sustainable direction? Will they give you a competitive edge?
- Are there new products you could develop or existing products that can be designed more sustainably?
- Should you change your business model?
- Can you enter into partnerships across the value chain?
- Designing new products so they last longer, can be repaired, used again to have a different life?
- Or maybe you could benefit from moving your business model to PaaS (product as a service)?
We help you find opportunities, plan execution and create a roadmap that suits your level of ambition. A good start is a look at risks and impacts, as well as a framework for reporting so we can monitor progress.
Sustainable on the inside
So far, the sustainability agenda has often centred on more sustainable production and on branding.
It is important that you have an internal sustainability strategy that covers both tangible elements such as:
- Corporate tax payments
- Food waste
- Sustainable procurement
- Means of transport for the employees
… Just to name a few.
In addition, intangible elements such as:
- Diversity in recruitment
- Gender equality in the workplace
- Anti-corruption efforts
- Sustainable leadership with a focus on people, planet and profit
These will be factors that influence employees’ choices of workplace in the future.
You want to turn the potential of your organisation into tangible results on several bottom lines. So, you need both a vision and an implementation plan.
A facilitated dialogue
At Mannaz, we are experts in facilitating the strategic dialogue, where we uncover your level of ambition and the efforts that need to be started now – as well as the roadmap that will lift the ambitions in the longer term. We bring knowledge from all the sustainability transformations that we have already been part of, but the ideas spring from the dialogue.
We use the model on the right to structure the conversation – not all aspects will be relevant to all companies. We always start with the specific conditions in your business.
From strategy to results
When implementing your sustainability strategy, it is a process of change, or even of transformation. That requires participation from many parts of the business. Mannaz helps leaders and specialists in your organisation so the strategy gets the broad, deep anchoring that creates the results.
We always work in close dialogue with you. We would also like to involve the employees and managers who are responsible for implementing the sustainability strategy, because all change begins and ends with people.