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5 benefits of sustainability software

February 22, 2023
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And how you could see the ROI in mere months.

Starting a program can feel nearly impossible if you find yourself thinking, “I care about sustainability, but I have no idea how to make it happen at my company.” Don’t let not knowing what to do be the reason you never get your sustainability program off the ground.  

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You’ll start reducing your carbon footprint

Reducing your carbon footprint is the name of the game, after all, right? From day one, you’ll answer a few questions, add just a few easy-to-find data points, then get a ton of action items to help you get to work. Remember though, reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be all about installing a windmill on your roof or buying a fleet of electric vehicles. We’ll take you step-by-step through everything—from getting your teams to switch their computers and phones to dark mode, purchasing energy-efficient equipment, using recycled material in your products, detecting leaks in toilets (yes, that’s a thing), and everything in between.

You’ll have a sustainability strategy

Thinking through every different area of sustainability—especially if you’re not yet an expert—is time-consuming. You could spend weeks reading blog posts, academic research, and chasing your coworkers to ask them all kinds of questions. Forget that—all you need to know is a few topics your business cares about, and we help you create a strategy roadmap with our sustainability management software in just a few minutes. You’ll be able to pick things you can do in days or weeks—like optimizing your waste bin infrastructure and changing dishwashing behaviors—plus a few high-impact, long-term goals like publishing a sustainability report on your website.

You’ll quickly become your company’s sustainability specialist

If you’re looking for ways to stand out at your company and take ownership of something big, starting your sustainability program is a surefire way to impress your boss. Our platform includes step-by-step instructions for starting grassroots programs—like building a green team or concrete steps to actually get people to stop printing their emails—all without having to ask for additional budgets. In fact, a significant number of the activities you’ll do will save your company money (and make you look good for doing it).  

You’ll find new ways to get your leadership involved

Making sure your company leaders care about sustainability is key to any sustainability strategy. If you’re unsure how to tailor your message or projects—aside from maybe twisting their arm—we have your back. Every Action on Sustain.Life has a section on stakeholder management, including tactics to bring everyone at your company along on the sustainability journey.  

If all else fails, remind your leaders that studies show a positive correlation between ESG performance and stock prices.

You’ll save money and lower your energy bills

With hundreds of Actions to choose from—many centered around reducing your energy consumption—you’ll get tons of new ideas for implementing strategies that’ll save energy (and money). Like this one:

Install smart lighting that mimics natural light
Did you know that implementing smart devices to manage electricity, heating, and cooling can cut energy costs by 40%?

Where natural light isn’t available at your company, install smart, energy-efficient lighting that mimics sunlight. The dimmable bulbs help save money on your electricity bill.

Employee benefits
Because light has a significant impact on mood and productivity, installing lighting that mimics natural sunlight means happier employees.

Editorial statement
At Sustain.Life, our goal is to provide the most up-to-date, objective, and research-based information to help readers make informed decisions. Written by practitioners and experts, articles are grounded in research and experience-based practices. All information has been fact-checked and reviewed by our team of sustainability professionals to ensure content is accurate and aligns with current industry standards. Articles contain trusted third-party sources that are either directly linked to the text or listed at the bottom to take readers directly to the source.
Sustain.Life Team
Sustain.Life’s teams of sustainability practitioners and experts often collaborate on articles, videos, and other content.
Alyssa Rade
Alyssa Rade is the chief sustainability officer at Sustain.Life. She has over ten years of corporate sustainability experience and guides Sustain.Life’s platform features.
The takeaway

1. You’ll start reducing your carbon footprint

2. You’ll have a sustainability strategy

3. You’ll quickly become your company’s sustainability specialist

4. You’ll find new ways to get your leadership involved

5. You’ll save money and lower your energy bills