The sustainability strategy for Viridor has a clear road map which includes a KPI “Partner with Plant Life to take one native plant spices off the endangered list by 2019.” The strategy is mapped to the Sustainable development goals of: Good Health and Wellbeing (3), Sustainable Cities and Communities (11) and Life on Land (15).
As Viridor rapidly accelerates it closure of its landfill sites, the impact and opportunities it has created for the ecosystem are substantial. It enables Natural Capital attributes in response to this challenge to be identified; as the business wants to manage land assets to enhance natural capital and reduce liabilities. By undertaking the headline project and measuring its natural capital impacts the business will better understand the significant business and materiality risk. This coupled with the additional benefit of enhancing the social capital for stakeholders and employees via organisational change. These endeavours will be a major change driver for better business processes, practices, systems and strategies.
Nature is essential to business. Measuring and acting on organisational assets can yield natural and social capital benefits through ecosystem management and organisational change. By meeting these challenges it will contribute to the Sustainable development goals of: Good Health and Wellbeing (3), Sustainable Cities and Communities (11) and Life on Land (15).
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