sustainability performance measures



Discussion—Sustainability Performance Measures





Strategic sustainability planning covers purposes and benefits, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis for strategic sustainability planning, tactical plans, goals and indicators for goal achievement, and setting metrics and indicators to goals. In strategic sustainability planning, it is important to address issues of goal clarity and reasons for failure to deliver performance.




In this assignment, you will examine reasons for measuring sustainability performance and achieving goals. In addition, you will define sustainability goals, targets, indicators, and metrics using performance indices such as Global Environmental Management Initiative’s (GEMI) metrics for tracking performance.




Use online library resources and the Internet to research and analyze sustainability performance measures at Starbucks Coffee Company. Determine which sustainability performance measures are being or might be used at Starbucks.




One or more of the following measures should be addressed:




 Financial indicators




 CSR indicators




 Measures of effectiveness at meeting goals




 Operational performance indicators related to internal conditions




 Sustainability condition indicators related to factors outside the organization




 Leading and lagging indicators


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