• Corporate Sustainability: Benchmark Report

    November 7, 2013

    This Report is intended for use by global companies seeking information on sustainability strategies that deliver business value – economic, social, and environmental performance improvement. It was prepared by Susan Graff and a team of researchers for presentation at The Conference Board: The Promise and Challenge of Sustainable Development conference held in New York June […]

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  • Measuring Sustainability: Best Practices

    December 16, 2013

    Measuring sustainability performance is top of mind for many business executives. Companies across industries struggle to get accurate data and define indicators that drive performance improvement in ways that are meaningful to business objectives and stakeholders. 2011 sustainability reports from benchmark companies such as Timberland and Nike attest to this, as carbon measurement is fraught […]

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  • Delta Air Lines

    February 10, 2014

    Susan Graff and her project team conducted an independent assessment of the Delta Air Lines Environmental Management System (EMS). The team evaluated the existing EMS and recommended changes; gathered evidence of sustainable “beyond compliance” activities as a means for generating productivity gains; and evaluated how activities were measured, communicated and tied to Delta daily operations. […]

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  • Refreshed Look, Strengthened Commitment

    February 11, 2014

    Greetings from RRS! We’ve shortened our Resource Recycling Systems name to reflect our expanded outlook, which now goes well beyond our proud roots in recycling. For years we have been known for our recycling, waste reduction and recovery work. Heck, recycling has been part of our name! We have success stories from various municipalities, associations, […]

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  • Health System Recycling Program

    February 11, 2014

    Project Overview Resource Recycling Systems operated a Waste and Recycling Management Program at 11 health system campuses in Michigan and northern Indiana. This case study shows how we were able to increase recycling levels while simultaneously providing financial savings to the health system. Enhanced Recycling Programs Recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, and plastic typically […]

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  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

    February 19, 2014

    Strategic Assessment, Corporate Strategy, Performance Measurement and Reporting for Commercial Operations The Client Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group with luxury hotels, resorts and residences in destinations around the world. The Group operates 45 hotels in 28 countries worldwide. Mandarin Oriental strives to create value for stakeholders, care for […]

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  • Medline Industries, Inc. Laundries

    March 5, 2014

    “Resource Recycling Systems have been a valuable partner in our sustainability assessments. Their expertise and attention to detail result in more robust assessments than other consultants in the field.” -Francesca Olivier, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Medline Industries, Inc. Conducted energy efficiency baseline assessments at multiple laundries evaluating energy, waste and water usage relative to clean laundered hospital […]

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  • Building the Circular Economy

    April 2, 2014

    Last night my 8 year old son got to talking about climate change as he was getting ready to fall asleep. He was asking where everything came from, and we talked about how paper comes from trees, plastics from oil, leather from cows and many others. He made the observation that everything comes from natural […]

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