Footprint Assessments

Environmental footprint accounting and assessments are practical approaches to evaluate the degree of sustainability (or “un-sustainability”) of a given activity.




Why do it?

Private Sector Benefits:

  • Improve competitivity in the market,
  • Obtain more revenue per unit of environmental asset used,
  • Establish quantitative sustainability benchmarks and targets, and
  • Demonstrate real commitments and transparency towards sustainability.

Contact us to learn more about the benefits of conducting footprint assessments and accounting.

Public Sector Benefits:

  • Evaluate the current situation and potential risks,
  • Optimize the management of ecological and water resource assets, and
  • Define policies that assure resilient economies and, ultimately, create more opportunities for society.

See some examples of different levels of government around the world that have benefited from reducing and managing their footprints.

Financial Sustainability

The financial sector has significant influence towards sustainability.  Sustento can assist financial institutions comply with their sustainability obligations, including:

  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability and Equator Principles
  • Environmental Social Management System (ESMS) per IFC requirements
  • Annual reporting to IFC
  • Sustainability Training


Sustento provides in-person and online training and workshops tailored to many types of organizations and audiences, in either Spanish or English.
In all cases, our aim is that participants come away with a better understanding that sustainability is necessary, material, measureable.