Strategic model for sustainable development

The main components to be consider when a strategic model is developed are including:

  • Human and natural systems stability and viability
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Economic sustainability
  • Social sustainability
  • Cultural and educational sustainability
  • Global sustainability

A strategic model for a company, based on sustainable development principles must include the following key elements:

  • Company diagnosis (ex. SWOT analysis)
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Fundamental values
  • Strategic objectives structured on four perspectives
    • Financial
    • Partners
    • Internal processes
    • Learning and growth
  • Inclusion of the three pillars of sustainable development
    • Economic
    • Environment
    • Social
  • Strategy metrics

Strategy will include those technical – economic, environmental and corporative social responsibility issues that are conditioning the success of a modern company

Methodology for “cleaner production” assessment, technical, economic, environmental and CSR analysis of options

Methodology is asking for performing the following stages:

  • Stage 1 – Preparation
  • Stage 2 – Analysis of process phases
  • Stage 3 – Generation of CP options
  • Stage 4 – Assessment of CP options
  • Stage 5 – Implementation of CP solutions
  • Stage 6 – Supporting CP solutions

Environmental management accounting methodology

Environmental management accounting constitute a costs’ calculation approach, part of flows’ management concept. The objective is to organize production from inflow to outflow in terms of materials and information flows structured in an efficient manner. In comparison with classic approach of materials flows that monitors processes that are adding value to final products, the losses along the technologicalflows are also considered. Material flows are monitored at cost centres level or along the production units.

The methodology proposed to be applied for the environmental management accounting system implementation within the companies is asking for the following main stages to be performed:

  1. Identification of company’s environmental costs
  2. Development of company’s material and associated monetary flows
  3. Environmental costs allocation on cost centres and/or products
  4. Setting up the monitoring indicators set

Industrial symbiosis

“Industrial symbiosis” is based on natural systems principle, through capitalization of secondary products and waste generated within one production cycle, within other cycle, minimizing the raw materials consumptions and reusing waste / secondary products.

It proposes a new way of thinking economic activity, in which environmental concerns (even if costly) are transformed in opportunities, profit and benefits (financial also), through coordinated common action of more than one economic agents and local communities. An increased efficiency on material and energy use is envisaged.

These actions can contribute to maintenance of jobs and development of sustainable economic activities that takes into consideration environmental issues, to identification of new direction actions aiming to improve the overall performance of economic and social actors.