The Nine-Step Approach to Resource Efficiency

STEP 1: Gaining Support – Persuading Management

Unless there is an active interest from management, or those in charge, to see such a programme through, and an interest in applying the findings, then the programme may be doomed from the start. This applies irrespective of the type or size of the organisation involved.

Tip! Whose support would you need if you wanted to develop a resource efficiency programme in a) your local authority; b) a hospital in your region or c) a local festival?

Tip! Another key initial action is assigning the task of who exactly will implement the programme, especially in smaller businesses where available people and time are limited. Assigning a dedicated person to the task, and allowing them sufficient time to do the required work, is always best practice.

Learn in detail how the nine-step approach was implemented in EPA STRIVE/Cork Institute of Technology Sustainable Campus Programme