Sustainability Plan Template

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Sustainability Plan Template

What is a Sustainability Plan?

A sustainability plan outlines the objectives and actions designed to address environmental, social and economic issues in a business or organization. It outlines the actions to be taken to meet current and future goals of the organization. It often includes a timeline for implementation and a budget for any necessary resources. The sustainability plan should be closely linked to the organization's overall strategy in order to ensure a cohesive approach.

What's included in this Sustainability Plan template?


  • 3 focus areas
  • 6 objectives
  • 6 projects
  • 6 KPIs

Each focus area has its own objectives, projects, and KPIs to ensure that the strategy is comprehensive and effective.


Who is the Sustainability Plan template for?

This sustainability plan template is designed for ESG and sustainability teams in organizations of all sizes and industries. It provides a comprehensive framework to create a sustainability plan to meet their goals. It includes sections to define focus areas, objectives, measurable targets (KPIs), projects (actions) and implementation.

1. Define clear examples of your focus areas

Focus areas are the main areas of the sustainability plan. These should be broad topics that are relevant to the organization's overall goals. Examples of focus areas could include energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, biodiversity and climate change.

2. Think about the objectives that could fall under that focus area

Objectives are the goals or targets that the organization hopes to achieve under each focus area. These should be specific and measurable, with a timeline for implementation.

Examples of some objectives for the focus area of Energy Efficiency could be: Reduce energy use in operations , and Minimize energy use in facilities .

3. Set measurable targets (KPIs) to tackle the objective

Measurable targets or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) should be set to track the progress of each objective. These should be tailored to each objective and should include an initial value, target, unit of measure and timeline.

An example of a KPI for the focus area of Energy Efficiency could be: Increase renewable energy usage from 10% to 20%.

4. Implement related projects to achieve the KPIs

Projects or actions are the steps taken to achieve each KPI. These should be specific and include details such as resources and personnel needed to implement the project.

An example of a project related to Energy Efficiency could be: Increase usage of renewable energy sources .

5. Utilize Cascade Strategy Execution Platform to see faster results from your strategy

The Cascade Strategy Execution Platform helps organizations create and execute their strategies. It is designed to help organizations quickly create and track their sustainability plans, making it easier to measure progress, identify potential risks and take corrective action.

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