The Business Case

Overview

The Business Case

These reports show that clear and compelling business and economic benefits exist for our policy positions. In fact, most of our policy positions include ones that have been painted by others as bad for business. These documents can be used to help educate policymakers and others about how policies based on sustainable principles can be good for all stakeholders, including the planet.

Business Case Reports

Case Studies

These case studies illustrate how ASBC members and other businesses engage in practices that support the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit. These companies have found ways to take the high road from a social and environmental standpoint, without undermining their growth and profitability — and in some cases making their business even more successful in conventional financial terms.

We hope these case studies provide inspiration and information to help your business to do well by doing good.

Hackensack University Medical Center: Hospitals Leading the Way on Safer Chemicals & Products

EILEEN FISHER Takes the High Road on Pay and Medical Leave

UncommonGoods: Strengthens Its Bottom Line with Good Workplace Policies

Seventh Generation: Bringing Transparency to Chemicals Management

Lullaby Earth: Proving That Chemical Safety and Good Business Are Like Pillow and Pillowcase

Naturepedic: Creating Safer Products, New Jobs and Business Opportunities, While Spurring Innovation

Catholic Healthcare West: Why Health Care Needs Federal Chemicals Reform

Construction Specialties: Green Buildings Need Safer Chemicals Policy Reform

Kaiser Permanente: Using Safer Chemicals in Products to Support Preventive Health Care

Perkins + Will: Taking a Precautionary Approach to Chemicals in Products

Bringing Chemical and Environmental Health to the Online Mattress Trend with Happsy

The Business Case for Green Building