Efficient, compliant management systems pave the road to sustainability through integration and automation The book addresses the many definitions of sustainability and why CEOs need the links between sustainability, business value, and performance. Business leaders are committed to leading the way, and the book outlines the support of a management system structure and business principles that will drive the accomplishment of their mission. Stakeholder demands on CEOs include many challenges. Investors are assessing companies for financial performance. The shrinking talent pool of employees is looking to work with organizations that support social, environment, and economic operating practices and principles. Great leaders are those that ask questions, who are creative to drive innovation for growth of their company. The Assess-Reflect-Act section on international business principles defined in the book will ask you as the leader thought provoking questions to stimulate action within your organization to bring people, processes, and technology together for business success. Leaders need to transition to smart decisions that are data driven. The company's management system structure is important to build a strong framework for business process operations and automation for global competitiveness. Topics include: Business plans vs management systems Management system frameworks: standardization, ISO standards: Quality -- ISO 9001, Environment -- ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Integrated Management Systems Three Steps for Process Development: Identify, Insure, Improve Focus for the Organization: Compliance Costs, Best Practices, Strategic Planning Support -- Resources: Innovation, Engagement, Succession Planning Data as a Valuable Resource Operation: Process Risks, Management System Control Plan, E-commerce, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Green Awareness-Eco Design, Automated Controls, Cloud Computing Performance Evaluation -- Monitor, Measure, Analyze, Audit, Management Review Competitive Landscape The constant need to improve internal processes and move toward business sustainability and quality standards is a major stressor for governments and businesses. With one-third of the workforce retiring in the next five to ten years, the need has become more immediate, and the focus has shifted to building a strong framework for business process operations and automation for global competitiveness. This book provides a roadmap to efficient, compliant systems, showing businesses how to build toward sustainability goals and capture key knowledge of the employees involved in the process. There is an ongoing need for businesses and governments to improve their internal processes and move toward sustainability and quality standards. The need has become more immediate to focus on building a strong framework for business process operations and automation, to be competitive in the global marketplace. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success: The DS Factor' provides a clear roadmap to efficient, compliant systems, and gives leaders the information and tools they need to achieve sustainability goals and capture the key knowledge of the employees involved in the process. Jayne Pilot--an expert in business sustainability--shows how successful, sustainable businesses save time and money by implementing many management systems simultaneously rather than separately. These companies integrate and automate management systems, prevent duplication in documentation and activities, and streamline analysis of data. Great leaders are those who ask the right questions and who have the creativity to drive innovation that grows their organization. The author includes an Assess-Reflect-Act section on international business principles and management systems that asks leaders a series of thought-provoking questions. These questions are designed to stimulate leaders into action within their organizations and will help bring their people, processes, and technology together in order for their businesses to thrive. Jayne Pilot also reveals how organizations can connect with the global business world, and she details the international management systems that savvy business leaders use to succeed. Pilot shows how these companies have integrated and standardized sustainable management systems. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success' includes Pilot's proven Three-Step Process--Identify, Insure, Improve(TM)--that helps to implement a winning management system while managing risk. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success' offers executives a handbook for transforming their organizations into ones that are automated and have adopted proven business process operations that can withstand the rigors of global competition. Praise for 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success' 'The Brampton Board of Trade has a strong commitment toward International Trade and business innovation. Ms. Pilot delivered a series on 'Driving Business Sustainability' to our business members. This series provided inspiration and discussion among business leaders concerning their business principles and management systems framework for business growth and success. Her book describes a three step process--Identify, Insure, Improve--intended to simplify the task of business sustainability.' --Steve Sheils B.Sc. CEO Brampton Board of Trade The Critical Sustainability Principles and Practices that Ensure Business Success It's no secret that today's shrinking talent pool of employees is looking to work with organizations that support social, environmental, and economic operating practices and principles. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success' shows how to link sustainability, business value, and performance to help any organization thrive in the competitive global marketplace. Business executives are committed to leading the way, and in this book, Jayne Pilot--a noted expert in business sustainability--outlines a management system structure and the foundational business principles that can create a successful and sustainable business environment that attracts and retains top talent. Jayne Pilot gives the much-needed information, insight, and inspiration for CEOs, managers, and project leaders to be a driving force behind sustainability for their businesses. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success' provides an opportunity for business leaders to Assess, Reflect, and Act in order to drive success. Designed to be a practical guide, the book provides space for applying the concepts, answering thought-provoking questions, and documenting action items to stimulate innovation to bring people, process, and technology together for business success. Using numerous real-world examples, the author outlines research done on major corporations on sustainability and their successes and pitfalls.