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Q1: Compliance auditing involves reviewing and checking the organisation’s systems, processes, and SOPs and how they adhere to regulatory guidelines. List three aims of compliance auditing.
Q2: What sort of information should be assessed when looking at an organisation’s resource efficiency systems and procedures?
Q3: Where can you go for help, information, and assistance in collecting, monitoring, and evaluating resource usage?
Q4: What is life-cycle mapping used for?
Q5: What does life-cycle mapping involve? List the steps.
Q6: A waste audit is a common method used to measure and document waste produced by a department and/or organisation. Briefly outline the steps involved in a waste audit.
Q7: Discuss two methods that could be used to collect and monitor energy consumption in a workplace.
Q8: Steps in the data collection and analysis process for resource usage involve collecting data, analysing data, identifying key business activities, and estimating resource usage and waste generation. What step is missing? Explain this step.
Q9: What is the benefit of using a data collection plan?
Q10. When you review current work practices, systems, and SOPs to identify areas for improvement, what questions can you ask? List two.
Q11. Write an example of a SMART target for resource efficiency, such as reducing energy consumption or landfill.
Q12. Outline four tools or techniques an organisation could use to achieve a ‘green office’.
Q13. Explain how an organisation can use carbon offsets to help achieve its efficiency targets.
Q14. The concept of continuous improvement involves an organisation-wide commitment to making incremental improvements in processes, products, and services. List five strategies or components of continuous improvement.
Q15. Getting employees committed to the sustainability plan can require a change in attitudes and work processes. Outline how you could use Kotter’s 8-Step Process for Leading Change to building commitment to the sustainability plan.
Q16. Calculate the payback period of energy and ink-saving printers your organisation wants to install.
First, calculate the total costs.
Initial investment $
Six printers 5,400
Disposal of old printers 200
Net savings ($ per annum)
Energy cost reduction 1,000
Reduced ink usage costs 1,500
Less annual maintenance (200)
Total net savings
Q17. List the steps involved in the monitoring process.
Q18. What tools and techniques can you use to help monitor performance?
Q19. Is there a place for qualitative research in assessing the performance of sustainability initiatives? Explain.
Q20. Briefly describe three ways an organisation can communicate and review progress on its sustainability initiatives and improvement plans to stakeholders, including employees.
Q21. Discuss four ways you can reward staff for successful progress towards sustainability initiatives.
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