Selecting Sustainability Tools

Sustainability is a complex concept, which is made even more complex by the variety of sustainability assessment tools and approaches that can be adopted by projects to help implement and manage sustainability performance. 

So how can we select the rights tools and approach for your project? 

Sustainability is about ensuring that access to the resources, environments, cultures and lifestyles, that we enjoy today, are there to also be enjoyed by future generations. 

It is a concept that has the potential to touch every aspect of our lives and as such, finding a single tool or approach that results in the delivery of real sustainable outcomes can be a difficult goal to achieve. 

Adding to this challenge are the many approaches that can be taken and proprietary assessment tools and benchmarks that can be adopted. 

Selecting the right tool or approach can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to be. There are three steps we can take: 

  • First, identify what is it that you are trying to achieve and rule out any tools or approaches that don’t help achieve this objective. 
  • Second, identify if there is any regulatory requirement or market expectation that should guide which approach or tool should be used. 
  • Third, select the approach or tool that you are most familiar with. Don’t go exploring new approaches or tools if you don’t need to or that you don’t have the time or resources to do so. 

Take these three key steps to select the most appropriate tool or approach to implement sustainability outcomes for your project and it can become a lot less challenging. 

If you need any assistance establishing sustainability principles and objectives for your project, or with selecting the right approach, please contact us at Core Project Advisory. To find out more visit our website at