Every time you turn on the television or open a magazine, you see “green” this and “green” that. There’s a bank in our town called the Green Bank. I’m not kidding!
Simply stated, being green is being considerate of the environment. Green is also associated with the term Sustainability. A general definition of green sustainability: “A means of shaping and influencing civilization and human activity so that the world and its economies are able to meet their needs while preserving natural ecosystems; planning and acting for the ability to maintain these ideals in the very long term.”
I want you to think of the waste and rework you have in your own company. I know in the printing industry the average rework/waste is 3 to 5 percent of gross sales. At that rate, if a company is grossing $3,000,000 a year, they have $90,000 to $150,000 dollars a year in waste. For a printing company, that is a lot of paper, ink and chemicals—not to mention wasted electric power. For an environmentalist, that’s enough to make them lose sleep and start planting trees.
System100™ has saved tens of thousand of dollars in waste for companies, and I believe any eco-conscious person would be impressed to find we have been sustaining our waste at 1% or less for almost 15 years.
1. System100™ provides tools to reduce waste by at least 70%, which saves energy, thereby reducing your carbon footprint.
2. System100™ provides tools to continually work on business processes that reduce consumption of resources (i.e. chemicals, paper, and other consumables used to produce our products).
3. System100™ provides tools to help sustain low levels of waste, which reduces the impact on the ecosystem.
In my book, System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business, I detail how we planned, implemented and sustained our low percentage of waste.
You know, I think I’m beginning to like this “GREEN” word. I will use just about anything, or any word, to motivate myself, my employees and my clients to eliminate errors and bottlenecks, and clean up the messes to help make businesses run like super-clean, well-oiled machines—every single day from now until the end of time. Now that’s sustainability! That’s GREEN!