In order help organize facets of your economic and environmental impact, we have divided them into four categories that the WNYSBR refers to as your plan’s “elements”.
Again, these are catagoies to help you organize your plans, there is overlap and gaps in these terms. For example, water consumption has definite energy consequences, as does landfilling, recycling and incineration. Additionally, the steel you purchase has impact on air emissions, energy and water use.
This is why we suggest you visit the “Metrics and Materiality” page. It is very important to determine “What Matters Most” in your business operations, to help you set relevant goals and prioritize your initiatives.