Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives
ZERI's framework for integrated strategic thinking, guiding how we make day-to-day business decisions that add value, create opportunity to differentiate and develop a cohesive company identity.
Merging Economic, Social and Environmental Objectives
✓Clear purpose for your organization that responds to social, ecological and financial needs in local communities
✓The purpose for your organizations is the DNA that unites – customers, employees, consumer, local communities, suppliers, local government, etc…
✓Awareness of personal values of stakeholders (employees, consumers, investors, community) and the values they aspire to buy products and services from
✓Merging of personal stakeholder and company values – reflected in the products, services, brands you provide
✓Making decisions on a day to day basis in relation to social, ecological and financial bottom line
(Upsizing vs. Downsizing)
Increasing Output with Less Input
✓Looking at your system of production and challenging everything from the point of view of adding value to stakeholders.
✓Re-engineering existing production processes so they create minimum waste, but waste is permitted creating new products and services from what you traditionally regard as waste.
✓Using innovative raw materials which are far more effective in relation to environment, waste, society and cost and which can stand the test of dramatic growth in demand.
✓Clustering with other organizations who can use your waste as inputs to make their products and services.
✓Identifying under-utilized or negative assets and optimizing the use of these assets through creating new products or services
(Ektropy vs. Entropy)
Increasing Total Productivity, Whilst Increasing Jobs and Eliminating Non-Value Added.
Optimizing profit and R.O.C. and minimizing costs per unit of raw material - your: organization, suppliers, customers, consumers, local environment and community.
Growing through 100% utilization of all your resources, and generating value added turn hidden assets and non-existing cash flow into bottom line contributions for all.
Creating shared services with local companies to local communities.
(Productivity of Labor - Capital - Raw Materials)
The Value of the Whole is More than the Sum of the Parts
Producing/ providing more products and services that provide new cash flow streams vs. producing/ providing one core product or service that generates just one cash flow stream.
Providing shared services with other companies to oneself and local communities.
Identifying and fully using the pockets of core competences in your organization.
Identifying the pockets of information exhaust in your organization and selling that information to other organizations, customers or consumers who would value that information
(Integrated Cash Flow vs. Consolidated Cash Flow)
Allow Price of Core Product to Slide to Zero.
Letting the price of your core products and services slide.
Retaining your customer and distribution streams through building up depth in your product portfolio.
Using existing distribution streams to send new innovative and clustered products and services which are reflecting the quality and the vision of your system of production and consumption.
(Value Added vs. Product Margin)
Offering Higher Quality at Lower Prices
Reducing bureaucracy, waste, under-utilized assets that are costing consumers money.
Fully utilizing your resources (raw materials, people, time, cash, information, ecosystems, tradition, culture) so you are creating optimum value from the point of view of consumer, ecosystem and local communities.
Providing extended services and products through partnership with other organizations.
Providing products and services which respond to the basic needs of consumers, and which fit the - personal values and vision of these consumers.
Recognizing that consumers do not want toxins, unethical products/services or to be lied to.
Practicing transparency and participation in relation to building up the ecosystem, increasing jobs, cutting pollution.
Identifying local issues and taking responsibility for them
✓Creating a strong company brand, a corporate purpose allowing consumers to make a difference while buying your products and services
(Quality vs. Quantity)
Competing on the Basis of Economies of Scope (Economies of Scale vs. Economies of Scope)
Local Clustered Opportunities
Build on the biodiversity and the five kingdoms of nature to create clusters of products which rely on the local ecosystem respond to local needs with local solutions with what is available.
Locally address local issues, respond to local dreams creating initiatives which address multiple agendas simultaneously.
Certify your products based on local tradition and culture
Faster and More with Less Risk
Benchmark innovations with the best performance of nature.
Build on the biodiversity and the five kingdoms of nature to create clusters of products which rely on the local ecosystem.
Impose impossible targets ... like produce at ambient temperature and pressure.
50% of profits come from new products portfolios where systems of production match systems of consumption.
Secure clusters with increased cash flow so that risks are lowered.
(Innovation vs. Compliance)
Diversify Within Your Ecosystem
Converting waste streams into new value added, converting hidden assets into cash flow generating activities.
While maintaining the core business, secure complementary activities.
Imagine products and services from within the system instead of searching for solutions outside.
Operate within the web, with options and choices ready for implementation and always prepared to improve along a path of co-evolution.
(Diversification vs. Substitution)
From DNA to the Immune System
A shared vision, a strong purpose that binds the web together into a network.
Everyone in the company is an integrated strategic thinker, challenging "do as usual" and prepared to provide feedback on how to improve and sharing knowledge a sense of responsibility and a desire to go over to action.
Operating without a central command and decision making trusting everyone in the network.
Agree to target total productivity, and embark on a never-ending quest for ever more value with what one has
(Central Nervous vs. Immune System)
Ambient Temperature and Pressure
Integrate and separate at ambient temperature and pressure.
Operate an open system.
Rely on creativity and innovation to provide leadership
(Entropy vs. Ektropy)