#4 – Conduct Regular Assessments of Current Practices
Information must be collected and analyzed to gain an understanding of current performance in terms of sustainability. If the company adheres to a standard such as ISO 14001 or has an environmental management system in place, this practice will already be occurring. But if not, there are several ways to benchmark performance.
Track the volume of waste generated on a daily basis as efforts to reduce waste are implemented. Map temperature and humidity data in lab spaces before and after the addition of thermal barriers, insulation, etc. to provide concrete evidence of improvement. Track energy consumption as changes are implemented to demonstrate the cost saving capabilities of these programs.