This delivery plan descibes the deliverables, budget and scope of the Building Sustainable Enterprises Project. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of the partner organizations for project implementation and delivery. In addition, the delivery plan forms the basis for agreements between the Funding Partners, the NRTEE and Five Winds International.
The NRTEE has developed and tested decision rules for energy, waste and water intensity indicators. The work builds on the the development of principles and a framework on eco-efficiency indicators undertaken by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and on a previous Feasibility Study by the NRTEE. The program focussed on translating the WBCSD principles and framework into the specific definitions and rules for the resource and material productivity elements of eco-efficiency and testing them for the standard applicability across business sectors. The indicators address two elements of eco-efficiency that are within the direct responsibility of a company. They do not address the issue of consumption.
This report documents the journey and findings of twelve volunteer companies, their advisors and consultants over a one-year program to refine and test definitions and decision rules for energy and material productivity. The program was coordinated by the NRTEE and funded by Environment Canada. The work builds on the development of principles and a framework on eco-efficiency indicators undertaken by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and on previous work by the NRTEE with eight volunteer companies.