This initiative supports and encourages the ability for any organization to work toward the outlined goals and objectives in their own way and context. Inspiration can however be helpful; here are some ideas to get you started:

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Formally develop and implement an action-oriented sustainability strategy which aligns with the goals 
within established frameworks set out above.

  • Develop a strategic sustainability plan with clear short-term and long-term targets for your organization
  • Learn about local and/or international climate action and resource consumption plans, and identify ways that your organization can contribute to those
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Establish metrics to quantify, track, and report on water and resource consumption, emissions and impacts
through the establishment of a baseline and assessment of performance over time. 

  • Calculate carbon emissions and track them over time to improve performance
  • Track and improve waste management performance
  • Establish a water and waste water management policy
  • Calculate cost savings realized through sustainability initiatives
  • Document best practices implemented by your organization
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Educate the workforce on the impacts of climate change and resource consumption.

  • Provide carbon literacy and/or sustainability training for staff
  • Have employees or executives attend a sustainability conference
  • Distribute regular sustainability tips and practices to your staff
  • Learn about the initiatives your peers and competitors are implementing

Reduce the amount of fuel, energy and materials consumed.

  • Use electric vehicles
  • Source renewable energy
  • Source reused materials, and donate materials you no longer need
  • Incentivize ride sharing and public transportation options
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Prioritize the consumption of low-carbon foods.

  • Choose vegan or vegetarian options
  • Choose chicken or sustainable seafood over beef, pork, or lamb
  • Choose local and seasonal produce
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Prioritize the use of low-carbon materials to encourage change in our supply chains.

  • Source materials locally
  • Use products with post-consumer recycled content
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Influence supply chain and procurement decisions to prioritize products that are energy efficient, 
non-toxic, have a low-carbon footprint and reduce waste.

  • Source locally
  • Choose suppliers that provide sustainable solutions and products
  • Prioritize certified sustainable products (e.g. FSC lumber)
  • Use digital technologies and #PledgePaperless
  • Procure products with post-consumer recycled content
  • Choose vegetarian or vegan options
  • Reuse materials and avoid single use items
  • Choose accommodations that use environmental best practices
  • Consult the red list to avoid the worst in class materials prevalent in the building industry
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Implement business practices that encourage the principles of resource efficiency, such as energy efficiency,
water conservation, waste reduction and transport management.

  • Use electric or fuel efficient vehicles
  • Encourage efficient transport options and direct flights
  • Prioritize employing a local workforce
  • Increase the use of teleconference platforms to avoid unnecessary flights
  • Source renewable energy
  • Source energy and water efficient appliances, fixtures and fittings
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Contribute to social and community development.

  • Protect and support cultural heritage
  • Commit to fair working practices and wages
  • Respect internationally recognized human rights standards
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Develop and/or increase the number of partnerships that enable knowledge-sharing on sustainable best practices.

  • Partner with other organizations to implement peer-to-peer learning opportunities and knowledge exchanges.
  • Work with a local non-profit organization
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Advocate for incentives for environmental action.

  • Advocate for tax credits or permit fee reductions for the incorporation of sustainable practices.
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Leverage the influence of the industry on the general public to achieve a broader cultural shift towards a 
more sustainable way of living through inclusion of direct or indirect sustainability messaging.

  • Publicly share your sustainability story with your stakeholders
  • Show sustainable practices directly and indirectly on screen where appropriate
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Communicate progress on the actions in the pledge above every two years to demonstrate improvement.

  • Report progress on the pledges in the pact via the online form once developed
  • Cross-reference the pledges with your organizations sustainability goals and note this in your organization’s sustainability report or on your organization’s website.

Ready to take action? Sign the pact!

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By signing the Pact, you are publicly acknowledging your commitment to the Pact. 
Your company / organisation will be added to the public list of signatories.

The Pact’s launch took place on the occasion of the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC.


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