Corporate sustainability is no longer an asset of select environmentally-conscious “green” companies. In today’s world, most customers, investors, and other stakeholders expect sustainable operations from organizations of all sizes—not only in regards to environmental responsibility, but as a necessary means for cutting costs resulting from wasted materials, energy, and water.

Companies that incorporate sustainability into their operations gain a competitive advantage by reducing operational waste and its resulting costs. Sustainable companies also appeal to customers and investors interested in making environmentally responsible choices.