Resources: Business Sustainability Assessment Worksheets, Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization
Use the Business Sustainability Assessment Worksheets.
Conduct a sustainability audit and write a report of no more than 1,050 words in which you analyze a virtual manufacturing firm’s current business practices and identify aspects of the business that would benefit from the implementation of a sustainability plan.
Submit the Business Sustainability worksheets in addition to the report.
The following scenario is representative of how a business voluntarily develops and implements a sustainability plan: Riordan Manufacturing is a plastic injection molding company with locations in California, Georgia, Michigan, and China. Mark Neitzel, vice president of operations, has decided to assess the company’s current business practices and, where possible, move to more sustainable practices.
Locate the link to the University Virtual Organizations website on the right side of this page. Navigate to the Operations section on the Riordan Manufacturing Intranet website and read through the Sustainability Study and Communications pages.
Fill in the charts in the Business Sustainability worksheets to conduct an audit of Riordan Manufacturing’s current business practices at the plants in California, Georgia, Michigan, and China. Each Learning Team member must address one to three major production stages in Section 2 of each worksheet.
Select three nonsustainable practices as the focus of the sustainability plan, once all four plant locations have been audited.
Write a report describing the three practices your team selected.
Discuss why these practices are not sustainable and explain the negative effects they have on the environment.
Conclude the report with an examination of mandatory and voluntary actions Riordan may take to improve its sustainability.
Identify any state or federal regulations to which Riordan must adhere. What actions must Riordan take to be compliant? Besides these mandatory actions, what further actions may Riordan take to improve its sustainability related to, for example, break room and custodial services, office supplies, and employee issues? What are the differences between these voluntary actions and other mandatory actions? Consider motivations, consequences, and effects on the business and the environment.
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