"It was a great pleasure to attend the training on "Sustainability Maturity" (SUMA) model and qualified as SUMA assessor. SUMA is an innovative approach developed by Alexander to assess organizations against the most rigorous set of Sustainability challenges that goes way beyond any existing methods worldwide. The uniqueness of this approach is not limited to the width regarding Sustainability Aspects: SUMA translates Sustainability into the Management level of organizations (at strategic and operational levels) and requires not only evidence but also the demonstration of effectiveness. Since SUMA is not an open assessment model like other models, it comes with a clear definition of all Maturity levels, including all related Sustainability and Management aspects. Organisations would get valuable improvement potential that can be used to further improve their competitiveness by using SUMA model. Furthermore, SUMA assessment would be a great approach to further quality organizations as a responsible organization, setting it further apart from their competitor."
Murat A.
General Manager

Sustainable Excellence needs a basis from stakeholder theory point of view to understand stakeholder expectations, bridging the different expectations to a consensus and set up strategies and processes to fulfill these expectations. Right now, that all has just project character, not structured and implemented in the strategies with no benefits for all. This brings up 3D-SuMa and the CASO training.

The ´Why´

Organizations need a systematic Approach to

  • define Sustainability Strategies related to all relevant Sustainability Goals as Stakeholder expectations
  • implement these Strategies into efficient Processes, and finally
  • measuring the Benefits for Stakeholders.

And since, no organization is perfect, they also need a way to measure how mature they really are; in other words, they need an Assessment Tool to measure the Maturity Profile

  • across all Sustainability Aspects addressed in several standards

  • in terms of Management Implementation

  • related to Stakeholder Benefit

Using the 3D-SuMa Assessment Tool, organizations can track the improvement of Maturity as they continuously turn Sustainability Activities into Stakeholder Benefit, on their journey to Sustainability Excellence.

With our SuMa 3D-Model we go an unique way:

We have developed the innovative, 3-dimensional Sustainability Maturity (SuMa) Approach that ensures Effectiveness for Stakeholders.

Only in our 3D-SuMa Model, the Sustainability Dimension  (with relevant aspects of the ISO 26.000 or 14.000 series, UN Global Compact, OECD Guidelines, SA 8000 etc.) meets the Management Dimension (with the principles of BSC, EFQM, St. Gallener Management Model, Value Management System) to ensure Effectiveness for Stakeholders. With its 3rd. Dimension, our SuMa model offers unlimited Improvement an Innovation potential.

The traditional way of Sustainability right now:

Implement a management system (HR, risk, quality, environmental, anti-corruption etc.). But these single, not linked tools to each other are inefficient. That’s why sustainability and CSR is not working, innovation struggle and quality is just a nice promise.

Our new model consolidated all relevant aspects of Human rights and Labor standards, compliance and process management but also environmental management systems combined with a maturity approach. The defined criterions, necessary for a successful process and strategy work are strongly linked to benefits for stakeholders.

For sure, we are convicted, that our approach delivers a huge benefit to Your!  You will be surprised about the potentials waiting in Your organization.

Because, more than 5 Years of scientific development, empirical evidence of not working management systems and hight-end EFQM expertise is right now unique.

Thats the feedback from the African Excellence Forum and the audience of the conferences, I introduced the approach.

Now, we offer a Training called “Certified Assessor for Sustainable Organizations” (CASO) on the model in a modern didactic environment to train You latest assessment procedures where You create benefits for Yourself but also for Your organizations and others.

Of course, Organizations can be assessed and evaluated also. An international Assessorteam will conduct inverviews and do a side-visit to prove and double check the provided materials (like Sustainability report). The maturity profile and the feedback report shows the most important Strengths and identifies the most relevant Areas for Improvement.

Through our international Partners, we will be able to hand out a Certification “Committed to Sustainability” “Recognized for Sustainability” or the “Local / Global Sustainability Award”.

You are Sustainability Expert or Consultant?

If so, You can support the organization after the assessment (but attention: As assessor You can not support the organization due to compliance!) using the 3D-SuMa tool and Your expertise.

How it works!

Do you want to enable innovation, sustainability and develop your organization forward? Do you want to sustain and create benefits not only for your organization but also for society and the world? Are you are aware that Organizations can have a great impact on sustainable development by fulfilling stakeholders´ expectations?

Then you know that organizations need qualified people with a basic knowledge of sustainability, CSR and also specific skills that enable further continuous improvement.

For this purpose, CASO is the ideal training for business owners, managers or executives, process owners, team leaders, experts, young professionals, professionals and everyone interested in improvements and moving things forward into a sustainable future.

Then you know that organizations need qualified people with basic knowledge of sustainability, CSR and also specific skills that enable further sustained improvement.

For this purpose, CASO is the ideal Training for business owners, managers or executives, process owners, team leaders, experts, young professionals, professionals and everyone interested in improvements and moving things forward into a sustained future.

  • If You want to move forward on Operational Level as Team Leader, Process Owner, Young Professional and in similar roles, our Webinar will fit best. 4 Evenings and the comfort of a training from home.
  • If You want to develop Your organization forward on a Strategic Level as business owner, manager or executive. If You want to network in high end locations, and also develop new leadership skills, please visit the live 2-day training. 
  • of course, we can offer a in-house training as well.

After your successful certification as a 3D-SuMa Assessor for sustainable Organization, you are ready to assess and improve your organization but also other organizations as an external peer assessor. This is an unique experience as a further improvement of your understanding and knowledge of your own organization and to benchmark with other organizations.

Joining an international assessor team of experts in their fields provides a unique experience to learn and improve management skills.

Unlimited potential to inspire innovation in products services and processes through the acquisition of new knowledge and independent feedback.

Developing key opportunities for productivity, efficiency, costs, innovation and business excellence.

Go beyond government requirements and show your responsibility to customers, investors, employees and all your relevant stakeholders. Verify and communicate your efforts in the fields of sustainable development,  shareholder and customers are expecting this.

Create a productive culture for innovation and find new business models or even new markets!

Every CASO Assessment identifiers valuable areas for improvement for your management systems. Find out if your investments were worth it.

  • A 2-day workshop in a convenient location for networking and learning; or 4 evenings within the comfort of home.

  • International Qualification and Certification – In the live training, you also get an evaluation of your management competencies, an added value for your own development.

  • Unique international expertise on CSR and Sustainability, evaluated and documented

  • Deep knowledge of an innovative assessment tool and also relevant content on CSR, Sustainability.

  • Develop new skills and competencies – expand Your C.V., show your responsibility.

  • Discover and further develop your expertise in CSR and Sustainability.

  • Create sustainable value for your organization.

  • Collect extraordinary experience for your personal development by giving feedback to organizations as an assessor. Make the change real!

  • Earn the capability and skills to assess other companies for even more experience and go back to your organization with new ideas.

  • Use the tool and knowledge as consultant and improve organizations

  • know commonly uses Management Tools (like EFQM, Balanced Scorecards, UN Global Compact, ISO, Value Management System, St. Gallener Management tool, GRI, and Quality Management Tools) on a basic level.

  • Clear Understanding of CSR and Sustainability.

  • to see clear interconnections between the product and market potential of CSR and Your Business.

  • to assess and work with the unique 3D-SuMa Model as a one tool for all

  • to assess organizations with the 3D-SuMa Model with latest assessment methods and give Feedback with new ideas to Organizations.

  • to demonstrate relevant competencies as World Economic Forum and UN PRME Helix-Models requires as Assessor

  • to understand strategic and sustainable thinking as crucial part for economic success.

Some Insights and Recommendations

Net Promoter Score
"Wunderful, the two days of training were really enriching! The turn-around of all relevant models gives the most holistic view on that topic. And the innovative teaching methods makes that 2 days lovely"
Dr. Sumona
Sustainability Expert and Researcher
"A very helpful holistic approach to assess the level of organisations in respect to sustainability. It helps to set a path to align Company's objectives, actions and measurements to become a more sustainable company. Thanks Alexander Dr. Herzner for your insightful training and coaching"
Diego A.
Business Excellence / Change Manager