The Coalition has developed sector guides to accompany the Protocol.
The sector guides support the Protocol by providing additional guidance and sector specific business insights. The sector guides do not provide additional methodologies, but assist in the implementation of the Protocol. Like the Protocol itself, the sector guides have been developed for business, aimed primarily at managers from sustainability, environmental, health and safety, and operations departments to help them integrate natural capital into existing business processes.
More specifically, the sector guides:
- Provide context on why natural capital is relevant to the sector and how the sector benefits from it.
- Identify natural capital impacts and dependencies relevant to businesses operating in the sector.
- Offer practical guidance for applying the Protocol in the sector.
- Use practical examples to demonstrate sector-specific business applications of the Protocol.
The first two sector guides cover Apparel and Food & Beverage. The Coalition welcomes dialogue with sector-specific initiatives interested in working towards developing additional guides for their sectors.