Sustainable Business Models
The natural environmental cannot accommodate more industrial growth. Our natural resources are being extracted and disposed of faster than they can be renewed. Nowhere is this more evident than with fossil fuels. The more fossil fuels we extract, the more that ends up in our air, water and landfills as either carbon emissions or as byproducts and waste.
We advise and guide companies on their sustainability journeys at 5-stages:
1. Increase resource productivity
Natural resources are used pretty much in every product or service. By increasing productivity for a given amount of a resource, we help companies stretch the use of natural resources. As such, they eliminate or reduce dependencies on materials and energy from resources dug from the earth’s crust. We address the issues of overharvesting and depletion of natural capital.
2. Investment in natural capital
Companies need to restore, maintain, and expand ecosystems to sustain society and business needs. Metsims can help with identify their needs and help them to evaluate Natural Capital Costing which is an important aspect of understanding in investing natural capital.
3. Ecological Redesign
Eco-Design involves using closed-loop production systems in which waste from production and end-of-life disposal is treated as a resource and reused, rather than sent to a landfill. Metsims work with companies to eliminate man-made toxic chemicals from their production processes.
4. Service and Flow Economy
This is the radical thinking in circular economy that companies replace their goods with services. They lease products and their solutions instead of selling them. When the product becomes obsolete or is unable to produce its service, the company takes it back and recycles or remanufactures the returned product. With in-depth expertise and tools, Metsims evaluate and help your business to move from product oriented to service oriented.
5. Responsible ConsumptionResponsible consumption reduces the demand for goods and its associated pollution and waste. Metsims help companies promote responsible consumption by educating consumers, so they can make more informed decisions about their purchases based on products’ location of origin, the labour conditions under which they were made, their ingredients, their packaging, their life-cycle ecological footprints, and other sustainability-related criteria.