Our Sustainability Consultants have decades of experience in Design, Manufacturing, Data Analysis, and Continuous Improvement. Led by a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering who also holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, we provide unparalleled expertise in ISO 14001, Life Cycle Thinking, Life Cycle Management, Life Cycle Assessment, and Life Cycle Costing.
We're dedicated to protecting and improving the environment by developing Green Businesses by implementing Life Cycle Management. However, as experienced business leaders, we're equally dedicated to your business, its profitability, and growth.
As you'll discover by reading this page, the two goals are not mutually exclusive. In fact, in today's business climate, you'll find out why business prosperity and growth depend upon implementing Sustainable Practices.
It doesn't matter whether you agree or disagree with the concept of Global Warming and the threat Global Warming poses to the environment. The fact remains that an ever-growing majority of consumers of products and services and regulating governmental agencies, both in The United States and globally, do believe Environmental Sustainability is crucial.
While Environmental Sustainability is at the forefront, other categories of Sustainability must be considered.
Consumers do care that businesses they deal with treat people well.
Ensuring all Supply Chain Providers are
Sustainability is not a future concern for businesses, it's here now. Addressing Sustainability is an imperative and embraced by industry leaders like Nike; Adidas; Unilever; Nestlé; Walmart; Ikea; H&M; Pepsi; and Coca-Cola. Clearly, Pennsylvania companies big and small intending to maintain market share let alone grow need to address Sustainability.
Every Pennsylvania business is unique. There's no "One Size Fits All" approach to implementing Sustainability. The optimal Sustainability Plan depends on hundreds of factors.
When implementing Sustainability, it's crucial not to impact your existing products or services negatively. Sometimes you can implement Sustainability with no ill effects on your existing products or services. In other situations, it may be necessary to add additional Sustainable Products appealing to customers searching for Green Companies.
Perform Cost/Benefit studies to determine which approach is best for your unique business situation. Aftan Sustainable Engineering assures you consider all important factors.
Beware of computer programs that suggest you don't need Sustainability expertise. Sustainability programs are excellent and we use those software packages. However, understanding the variables to enter is difficult. If you enter wrong data, the program will produce incorrect results. Furthermore, you're dealing with algorithms that aren't perfect. The bottom line is that if you don't know what you're doing, you can deceive yourself.We
Lisa Peterson, Ph.D., PE, MBA is the President of Aftan Engineering. Lisa is a uniquely qualified professional Sustainability, ISO 14001 Certification, and Continuous Process Improvement Consultant with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, 30 years' engineering experience, and has held high-level management positions. Read Lisa's Resume.