1. The organization conducts a business of smelting aluminum and manufacturing aluminum cans. The aluminum used is extracted from the aluminum oxide using electricity. Recently is has come to the attention of the management that the process is drawing a lot of electricity and this has resulted in high electricity bills. The situation is closely approaching uneconomical levels. Moreover, the process uses a carbon anode that emits a lot of CO2 into the environment; this is not sustainable especially in this century where global warming is affecting our daily lives. These have prompted the development of a sustainability policy to address this problem(Ryder, 2015).
2. The desired situation by the organization is to have an efficient process that consumes less electricity as well as emit little CO2 (Lindstrom, 2013).
3. Recently, the research and development have managed to have a breakthrough in developing an inert anode that uses much less electricity as well as emit low levels of CO2. Though the prototype has only been used in small scale, there is still a bit of polishing required before it is implemented.
4. According to the research and development department, the implementation of the new anode will save up to 70% of the current electricity used and reduce the carbon emission by 95%.
5. The implemented plan will save a lot of money for the organization, first from the cost of electricity and second from the taxation on carbon emission. The increased profits will benefit the investors regarding return on investment as well as enable the expansion of the plant. The society will also benefit from reduced product prices and health wise since less carbon will be emitted.
6. The benefit ought to support this policy as it is futuristic and gives the organization a competitive edge. The policy saves on the cost of electricity and lowers the carbon emissions thus ensuring sustainability.
7. For the policy to be successful, it will involve the electrical engineer, research and development director, manufacturing director, chief executive officer and the chief sustainability officer.
8. To ensure that the policy is fully backed by all the stakeholders, I will make sure that I write to them highlighting the key details e.g. reduction of electricity cost as well as the carbon emission. Moreover, I will emphasize on the huge benefits that they are about to rip from this policy implementation.
9. The policy implementation requires a go-ahead from the chief executive after proper deliberations with the directors.
10. The plan is very much considerable on environmental sustainability as it looks forward to cutting down on the emission of CO2. This will, therefore, reduce global warming.
11. The manufacturing manager will monitor the performance and expectation through recording the units of electricity used and CO2 emissions as well as the amount of manufacturing done on that specific day.
12. The recorded actual results obtained after the implementation will be measured against the set standards to see whether there are variations.
13. The manufacturing manager with the help of the research and development director will do monitoring of the plan. The two will record the progress and relay to me any detail that needs to be addressed or changed.
14. The success of the plan will be determined by how much cost the organization will manage to save as well as how reduced our product prices will be. Moreover, the amount of carbon emission will be included as a measure.
15. The benchmarks will be set concerning the performance of the prototype. The prototype managed to reduce the usage of electricity by 70% and carbon emission by 95% this should be replicated once the plan commences.
16. To cater for any unexpected risk as a result of implementing the plan, a risk assessment will be carried out. From there I will use the risk assessment plan template to determine the various risks as well as determine the required action.
17. The policy development will involve the negotiations with the legal expert team. The legal team will help register the policy in a legal manner that ensures it observes the environmental legislations and the industrial code of conduct.
Lindstrom, R. (2013). Sustainability by Design. The International Journal Of Sustainability Policy And Practice, 8(1),. , 1-14.
Ryder, D. (2015). The analysis of policy: understanding the process of policy development. . Addiction, 91(9), , 1265-1270.