Member - The Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability (CIPS)

We create free education and training materials that walk businesses through the first stages of sustainability

Type Non-profit project
Founded 2010
Company Size 4
Member Type
Founders Jonathan T. Scott
Headquarters 1012 JA Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability (CIPS)


Do you want your business to eliminate waste, reduce its resource consumption and become more profitable and competitive in the process? If so, how will you begin? What do you and your employees need to do on Monday morning at 09:00 hrs, and how will you stay on track during the weeks and months that follow? Our free portfolio of books, videos, workbooks and other complimentary materials were created with the input of numerous sustainability/circular-economy pioneers. They are distributed for free for the purpose of: (1) clarifying the basic concepts of waste elimination and resource-life extension (two core components of sustainability and the circular economy), and (2) explaining how to take action to produce measurable results. Our flagship education and training publication ('The Sustainable Business') is updated regularly and is available in five languages (English, Arabic, Mandarin, Polish and Simplified Chinese). Spanish and French translations are on the way. The accompanying workbooks on waste elimination and resource-life extension walk businesses through the beginning stages of sustainability by showing the data that is required and the actions that are necessary to produce genuine results. The co-authors/creators of these materials are Jonathan T. Scott and sustainability pioneer Walter Stahel. The e-format distributor of the materials (EFMD) is Europe's premier academic quality assessment organization (EFMD accredits the world's best business schools). The 1st edition print publisher of 'The Sustainable Business' is an imprint of Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, one of academia's most prestigious publishing houses.
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Headquarters 1012 JA Amsterdam, Netherlands

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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