In the real world
Key points for companies
Incorporate some or all of the L/JI’s sustainability targets within the company’s and ensure internal buy-in to be co-accountable for meeting them.
External conditions that improve likelihood of success
- No external conditions are required for this intervention to be a useful contribution to advancing sustainability at a landscape/jurisdictional level. Some companies may choose to share responsibility for an L/JI’s progress only when a multi-stakeholder body is driving implementation of already-defined targets. Others may want to commit to co-responsibility regardless, to signal the company’s long-term intent to invest in improving the region’s sustainability performance.
- Availability of dedicated staff and resources within the company and the L/JI to monitor and report on progress and use these as a management tool.
The business case for this intervention
- By taking on co-responsibility, a company signals, locally and globally, its long-term support for the sustainability objectives of a high value landscape/jurisdiction.
- Aligning a landscape/jurisdiction’s targets with its own can help ground and focus further actions the company might take to advance these targets.
- Public commitments to and reporting on L/JI results can attract other companies and NGOs with an interest in the same goals, creating new partnership opportunities.