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Caelus Releases the CurrentState Sustainability Audit

The world of sustainability can be a confusing place. It is easy to get lost in the sea of acronym-rich reporting initiatives, certifications, eco-labels and regulations. However, the most important thing for businesses is missing – a comprehensive tool that tells tells companies exactly what they need to do. This is why we developed CurrentState™.


(Press Release) Tulsa, OK – January 13, 2012 – Caelus has released the CurrentState™ sustainability audit for business.

The world of sustainability can be a confusing place. It is easy to get lost in the sea of acronym-rich reporting initiatives, certifications, eco-labels and regulations. However, the most important thing for businesses is missing – a comprehensive tool that tells tells companies exactly what they need to do. This is why we developed CurrentState™.

The CurrentState™ Sustainability Audit is a ‘best practices gap analysis’ and a ‘business practices maturity analysis’ combined into one tool – nothing more, nothing less. Simple elegant, and in our opinion a game-changer.

Does this sound simple? That’s because it is. Why hasn’t this been done before? Because nobody has created a framework that clearly and comprehensively defined sustainability – until now.

Sustainability Defined

CurrentState™ is based on our Three Tiers of Sustainability™ framework. Our framework clearly defines sustainability and in our opinion has been the ‘missing link’ in sustainability consulting. Our framework organizes sustainability into three primary activity groups: Green IT, Facilities and Business. These three groups are further divided into 25 (more specific) sub-groups. If an activity is related to sustainability in business, it will have a place in the framework.

By having a comprehensive framework, we are able to answer another very important question all businesses have – Are we doing everything that we can in order to go green?

Why CurrentState™?

In addition to being a revolutionary approach, CurrentState™ offers business other distinct advantages.

CurrentState™ is delivered directly to your desktop. No need for time-consuming, money-wasting meetings. Time is money, especially when your paying by the hour. CurrentState™ is not charged by the hour and delivers the same questions a consultant would, but at your convenience and with no chance of missing anything.

This method of collecting information is efficient. What we do with the information once we receive it is also efficient. We have automated many of the non-analytical steps of the consulting process, so as soon as qualified sustainability consultant begins on your case, they will be able to begin analysis immediately. This allows us to deliver a Findings Report in a matter of days, not weeks or months.

Another advantage is that CurrentState is focussed. CurrentState™ does not count carbon or advise you on the ROI of specific projects. It is focused on determining exactly the activities your organization needs to conduct or consider. The result – your team will not be wasting valuable time hunting for data for activities that may not be needed.

Finally, your Findings Report will spell out in specific terms exactly what tasks need to be done (Quick Wins) and what things you need to consider (Recommendations) in order to improve your sustainability performance. Ratings and analysis for each sub-category is also generated. For most organizations, these tasks can be used as the basis of a sustainability implementation plan. Add some resourcing, budget and do a little ROI analysis and you will have a plan that leaves no leaf unturned and would make any CSO proud.

The Findings Report

The Findings Report is ‘boardroom ready’ and is delivered in both PowerPoint and pdf formats. Each report will contain over 100 specific quick wins (shorter-term, easily achievable tasks) and recommendations (longer-term activities). “In essence, if you add resource requirements and budget to the report, you will have a nearly complete Sustainability Program. This is exactly what our clients are doing and their reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The Findings Report can be used as:

- a blueprint to develop a sustainability program;
- a method to demonstrate to management, a board or the public an organization’s sustainability achievements;
- a way to quickly identify gaps in your current sustainability efforts;
- a way to document and track sustainability performance from period to period;
- and a way to determine current compliance with major international standards and certifications.

No Risk Guarantee

We are so confident that you are going to like your Findings Report, we are willing to offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don’t like it, get your money back – that simple – no risk.

Background

CurrentState™ was developed by Caelus’s founder Anthony Gilbreath. “When I was working in the UK as a sustainability consultant, clients would always ask me the same question, ‘Are we doing everything we need to do in order to be green’. This is where the inspiration to create CurrentState™ began. Businesses need a clear framework that defines all the areas of sustainability and a tool that can measure their performance across all of these areas. This is exactly what CurrentState™ provides. The Three Tiers of Sustainability™ framework is really what sets CurrentState™ apart. No other firm in the industry has developed a similar framework or is able to capture so many of areas of sustainability together. In my opinion, this has been the missing link in sustainability analysis and reporting to date.”

CurrentState™ is available in four different versions – small business, corporate, healthcare and hospitality. More information about CurrentState™, case studies, and sample Finding Reports can be found at http://www.caelusconsulting.com/Site-Pages/services.html. For pricing information or any other questions, you can call +1 918 911-4211.

About Caelus
Caelus is a sustainability consulting firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Caelus offers an extensive range of sustainability products which includes sustainability audits for business, green publications, and strategic consulting services. Caelus also manages the CaelusGreenRoom sustainability blog. More information about Caelus can be found at their website: http://www.caelusconsulting.com and blog: http://www.caelusgreenroom.com.

CurrentState and Three Tiers of Sustainability Trademarks and Copyrights are Pending.

Contact Information
Anthony Gilbreath
tgilbreath@caelusconsulting.com
+1 (918) 919-4211 or +44 (0) 20 3239 6678

Download the attached file: samplereport.pdf


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