The Mini Cases 5 Companies, 5 Strategies, 5 Transformations

Those company executives who candidly evaluate their

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Unformatted text preview: want information about the entire life c ycle of a product so that they can feel good about buying it.” Mike Duke President and CEO, Wal-Mart MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW 03_BOSS_Case Studies_24-28.indd 28 03_BOSS_Case Studies_24-28.indd 28 28 9/9/09 7:09:52 AM 9/9/09 7:09:52 AM The Sustainability Audit Companies that seek to enhance their profile in sustainability could begin by undertaking a critical selfassessment. This Sustainability Audit identifies 10 statements that we believe represent the most important dimensions of sustainability from a managerial perspective. These statements were developed by drawing on the lessons of organizations that boast first-class capabilities in sustainability. Those company executives who candidly evaluate their level of agreement with each statement in this audit will gain an understanding of where their organization stands and which areas it needs to focus on. Level 1 Agreement Statement Level 2 Agreement Level 3 Agreement Level 4 Agreement Framing the Sustainability Agenda 1. Our company We have no corporate definition of sustainability; the term is used loosely and in different ways throughout the company We have no formal corporate definition of sustainability; however, the term is used in a broadly uniform way throughout the company We have a corporate definition of sustainability that has been endorsed by the board and disseminated throughout the company, but it has yet to be accepted fully an...
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