It is often critical to set up support organizations for environmental issues
since most employees do not have time or skill to work with these issues
themselves. The role of environmental support is to help different parts of the
company in making improvements of their environmental performance.
Areas where environmental support might be needed are:
- Environmental assessments, e.g. Life cycle assessment (LCA),
Life cycle cost (LCC),
Environmental risk assessment (ERA).
- Participation in product and process development projects and
implementation of environmental aspects in supply management.
- Internal or external communication - this may include preparation of
environmental product declarations, environmental and sustainability
reports, sustainability performance indicators.
- Collection and organization of environmental and sustainability data.
Here you can find several strategies describing how different types of tools can
be used in a company.