All businesses start with the Cornerstones. These items were selected by the Scor3card® Advisory Team as the foundational activities to steer your organization on a path of success. Within each of the four Cornerstones are a series of 13 items, pulled from 6 of the categories.
The 4 Cornerstones
Cornerstone 1: Communication and Vision
Cornerstone 2: Benchmarking
Cornerstone 3: Employee Engagement
Cornerstone 4: Material Management
The 4 Cornerstones include these 13 action items:
Cornerstone 1: Communication and Vision – Communicating your vision and goals to your staff. This Cornerstone will direct your team toward incorporating sustainability into your core values and company cultures. In order to complete this cornerstone your company must complete 3 items in the Communication and Promotions category.
Cornerstone 2: Benchmarking – Baselining your company’s resources. This Cornerstone will assist your staff in baselining your use of natural resources and your staff’s health and safety. Having access to your baseline will allow your company to see potential waste and savings on the bottom line. To assist you with this Cornerstone, we have Benchmarking services available. To learn more about these Benchmarking services and to register, click here. In order to complete this cornerstone your company will need to complete four items; one item from the following categories: Energy, Water, Material Management, and Healthy Work Environment. (Tenant will have other options available to them upon request.)
Cornerstone 3: Employee Engagement – Engaging your employees through healthy work environment and community stewardship initiatives. This Cornerstone will assist your company in creating an environment that engages your staff, and in particular the younger workforce coming on board, in the areas of indoor air quality, health and wellness and community stewardship. In order to complete this cornerstone your company will need to complete 3 items. In this cornerstones companies will have multiple options to choose from in order to complete each of the three items required. This cornerstone includes two categories: Healthy Work Environment and Community Stewardship.
Cornerstone 4: Material Management – Identifying efficient practices to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This Cornerstone will assist your company in seeing tangible reduction of materials that can improve on your bottom line and improve efficiency. In order to complete this cornerstone your company will need to complete three items. In this cornerstones companies will have multiple options to choose from in order to complete each of the three items required. This cornerstone includes one category: Material Management.