GAITHERSBURG, MD — Thanks to the Sustainability Management and Reporting Tool (SMART) officially launched this month by Sodexo Inc., more than 90 of the nation''s schools, college campuses, health care facilities and corporations are taking a new approach to measuring and improving sustainability and wellness efforts, according to a press release.
SMART is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use dashboard that helps managers establish baseline sustainability performance, prioritize initiatives and track continuous improvement in four key best practice areas: Carbon and energy, water, waste and healthy/sustainable food and environments, the release stated.
"With its intuitive dashboard design and ability to positively influence the triple bottom line, SMART has been extremely well-received by clients across all of our market segments," said Georgeann Georges, project manager for Sodexo.
"Requests to implement SMART at new sites have been robust and we plan to roll it out to 1,000 client sites by October 2012," Georges added.
According to the release, using SMART enables clients to analyze up to 150 separate actions that can improve measurable performance in each respective area.
In addition, SMART allows clients to:
• Estimate energy use and the associated climate impact
• Review progress and trend data in either a summary dashboard or in a detailed layout
• View customized and specific recommendations for making immediate improvements
• Generate customized sustainability reports for internal and external presentation.
SMART was developed in part to help Sodexo fulfill its commitments to the environment, local communities and health and wellness as identified in its Better Tomorrow Plan, the company''s global roadmap to sustainability, the release noted.
Click here to read the complete release.