In your analysis, you must first look at the company’s overall waste production. Most companies now report this information in their CSR/Sustainability annual report. Make sure to report the most recent year. Yearly waste produced should be expressed in tonnes and its multiples.
Then, mention what type of waste they produce, as they have different impacts on the environment and/ human health, and note the effects of the relevant waste category.
As the scale of the impact lies with the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or disposed of through unsustainable methods such as incineration, you should also specify waste recovery percentage compared to landfilled waste.
You may mention the waste reduction initiative the company has put in place. However, this should be secondary to the company’s current impact (i.e. total waste produced). Your analysis should not be based on the company’s remediation efforts.
Finally, you may compare the company’s waste production with the industry average or a close competitor if that number is not available. You may also compare tangible amounts such as average individuals’ annual waste consumption this waste represents.
In your analysis, make sure you add value to your readers and go beyond the company’s CSR report by not merely reporting data from the company’s report, but going the extra mile of providing additional metrics, studies, and sources to make your analysis robust and the impact value and scale are clear.