The Sustrana Process

An iterative framework for getting things done.


Sustrana follows a six step process for sustainability planning and management.

Each step in the process helps you build toward the next step and then build on each iteration until you have a rock solid sustainability program.


Our Process Features:


  • Build your business case
  • Get traction with quick win projects
  • Build a stellar team
  • Benchmark and communicate
  • Identify impacts and gaps


  • Idenfity and engage stakeholders
  • Align with business goals
  • Conduct a materiality assessment
  • Pick certifications and standards


  • Select projects from our database
  • Prioritize projects
  • Identify metrics and KPIs
  • Set targets
  • Develop a plan and budget


  • Develop policies
  • Calculate carbon emissions
  • Engage employees
  • Hire contractors and manage projects
  • Green your buildings


  • Respond to customer surveys
  • Plan your communications strategy
  • CDP, GRI, DJSI, FTSE4 Good reporting
  • Higher ed STARS reporting
  • Web site reporting


  • Annualize your program
  • Team evaluation and evolution
  • Assess for continuous improvement
  • Craft a sustainability management system