A toolkit to implement green business – out now and free!

This month Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM, the Malaysian Companies Commission) and WWF Malaysia launched a new toolkit to help businesses go green.  The toolkit is Malaysian-centric and available in both English and Bahasa Melayu.

The toolkit focuses on 3 areas of business activities:

  • Administration – Maintaining a green office
  • Supply Chain – Implementing a green procurement strategy
  • Operations – Greening your operations

 For each of these three activities, the toolkit covers:

  • The benefits of greening
  • Suggestions on how to green business in this activity
  • Incentives that will help businesses on their way to greening
  • Suggestions on working with employees/colleagues and supplier organisations to meet environmental objectives
  • How to maintain a focus on continual improvement in a company’s environmental performance
  • Suggestions and guidance specifically for SMEs

Many suggestions, particularly under the Green Office section, are easy and cheap or free to implement.  They will help businesses reduce their electricity and water usage without impacting their work.  Implementing further suggestions will reduce their liability, help them access more markets and impact the community around the business.  This will help businesses inspire loyalty from their customers, show leadership to their suppliers, and result in healthier, more engaged, and more productive employees.

The toolkit is a resource for continual reference.  Do have a look through the book and plan what you can start doing today, and come back to the book when you are ready to take your next steps. Furthermore, instructions on how to green your procurement process and how to set up an Environmental Management System (EMS) are given and applicable for any level of greening and size of organisation, should you wish to use them.

Do feel free to download, copy, distribute and teach from this material, provided that suitable acknowledgement of Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia as source and copyright owner is provided.

Download the toolkit from the WWF website here!

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