You could argue that all organizations have a responsibility to
ensure they have a minimum negative impact on the environment. This
includes small businesses. But small businesses have limited
resources with which to pursue sustainability initiatives and must
focus on their core objectives in order to survive. How can SMEs
strive for sustainability without compromising on growth or profit?
In this groundbreaking book, Lowellyne James demonstrates how
sustainability can be a profit driver for small businesses. He
shows how innovative SMEs can pursue accreditations and awards--as
well as use environmental legislation--to increase resource
efficiency, reduce consumption and improve stakeholder engagement.
The result is improved financial performance as well as reduced
environmental impact, and a sustainability plan that is truly
integrated into business strategy. The first half of the book
explores the frameworks, accreditations and awards that SMEs can
utilize to enhance their performance. The second half focuses
entirely on four real SME case studies, explaining the ways in
which small businesses have put these sustainability principles
into practice. This book is vital reading for postgraduates of
quality management, entrepreneurship and sustainability in
business. It will also be valuable for executives of SMEs looking
to incorporate sustainable initiatives and policy makers looking to
motivate SMEs to adopt sustainable behaviours.
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