GPM Global Releases first Organizational Standard for Sustainability in Project Management


GPM P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management: People, Planet & Profit, Project Processes and Products announced

14 January 2014 – Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA – Green Project Management (GPM®), a provider of sustainability-based project management methodologies, professional development, and certification, has announced the release of the world’s first standard for sustainability in project management.  According to the company’s announcement:

140114-pmwj19-p5-standard-IMAGEThe global focus on sustainable development, climate change, ethics, social responsibility and supply chains has increased in recent years. There is a growing demand for sustainable business practices through their processes and products so that they are more sensitive and responsive to environmental sustainability and to the community (or multiple communities) in which they operate.

As contributors to and members of the United Nations Global Compact, GPM’s commitment to global citizenship is embodied in their efforts to help individuals and organizations around the world build skills that empower them to participate in and contribute to a healthy economy with a commitment to environmental and social stewardship.

P5 is a tool that supports the alignment of Portfolios, Programs and Projects with organizational strategy for Sustainability and focuses on the Impacts of Project Processes and Deliverables on the Environment, Society, the corporate bottom line and the local economy.

The new 29-page publication, available at www.greenprojectmanagement.org provides guidance on what to measure and how to integrate sustainability into project activities using over 40 criteria.  P5 serves as the sustainability framework the PRiSM methodology and leverages ISO standards, the GRI G4 indicators and the UN Global Compact Ten Principles.

Joel Carboni, President of GPM Global stated, “As the stewards of innovation with representation in every industry worldwide, project management as a discipline is uniquely suited to address challenges to the environment and our way of life.  We developed the P5 Concept in 2011 and have been using it in our courses since that time.  Now that we have expanded our framework to PRINCE2® and Agile, it was necessary to turn P5 into a stand-alone standard.  This will help advance sustainable development on a global scale at a faster rate.”

Formed in 2009, GPM® is a global professional development organization dedicated to the advancement of the practical application of sustainable project management practices to decouple social and environmental degradation from economic growth. GPM® accredits professional training organizations and project management practitioners and is largely considered the solutions leader with their professional certifications and project delivery method PRiSM™. GPM® training is currently being offered North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East through accredited training organizations. To learn more about GPM® visit www.greenprojectmanagement.org.

To learn more about P5 visit www.greenprojectmanagement.org/p5

Source: Green Project Management