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Engaging Employees in the Company's Sustainability

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This presentation provides a summary of the white paper Engaging Employees in the Company’s Sustainability, which goes through five steps to head your company in a sustainable direction, each step ...

This presentation provides a summary of the white paper Engaging Employees in the Company’s Sustainability, which goes through five steps to head your company in a sustainable direction, each step exploring how to successfully integrate sustainability into your bottom line.

The benefits that come from greening your business go beyond simply feeling good, indeed tangible benefits result. Greener behavior reduces costs associated with energy consumption, waste disposal, and paper use. Customers will also respect a company with green initiatives.

The key to integrating sustainability into your company’s bottom line is to get everyone involved, especially employees.

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    Engaging Employees in the Company's Sustainability Engaging Employees in the Company's Sustainability Presentation Transcript

    • ENGAGING EMPLOYEESIn The Company’s SustainabilitySSC White Paper
    • Engaging Employees in theCompany’s SustainabilityThe benefits that come from greeningyour business go beyond simply feelinggood, indeed tangible benefits result.Greener behavior reduces costs associatedwith energy consumption, waste disposal,and paper use. Customers will alsorespect a company with green initiatives.The key to integrating sustainability intoyour company’s bottom line is to geteveryone involved, especially employees. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Engaging Employees in theCompany’s SustainabilityThis presentation provides a summary of the white paper EngagingEmployees in the Company’s Sustainability, which goes through fivesteps to head your company in a sustainable direction, each stepexploring how to successfully integrate sustainability into your bottomline. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Engaging Employees in theCompany’s SustainabilityBy the end of reading this white paper you shouldbe able to answer the following questions: How do I assess my company’s environmental impacts? How do I gauge my employees’ awareness? What can I do to education my employees about the environment? How do I create my company’s sustainability plan? Where do employees help in creating the company’s sustainability plan? How do I successfully engage my employees in the plan?Download this complimentary white paper to learnmore! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Engaging Employees in theCompany’s Sustainability The Five Steps: 1. Assess the organization’s awareness and impact 2. Educate employees 3. Create a sustainable strategy 4. Set the plan in motion 5. Review the company’s progress www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Step One:Assess Your Company’s Impact
    • Assess Your Company’s Impact Before you can begin to plan a specific way to green your business, you have to know both your companys impact on the environment and level of environmental awareness. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Assess Your Company’s Impact Measure Your Impact  Calculate your carbon footprint  Go even further and get a green audit  SSC can help!  A green audit can pinpoint where specifically your company is being wasteful www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Assess Your Company’s Impact  Assess Your Employees  A survey can reveal your employees level of awareness, and interpret their attitude and actions.  A survey also reveals groups existing within your company.  Ask questions such as:  Do you think your organization is addressing environmental impacts?  Which activities have you participated in that can be considered green?  For a full survey download Engaging Employees here! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Step Two:Educate Employees
    • Educate Employees Before creating a sustainability plan it is important to make sure that employees understand the reasons behind your company’s going green, or they may not feel the need to jump onboard with a sustainability plan. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Educate Employees  Provide information on global warming and energy use though:  Discussions  Posters Use a variety of  Lectures methods. After all,  Newsletters different people learn  Memos in different ways.  Statistics  Multimedia Presentations www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Educate Employees  Present information that is:  Relevant  Dramatic and vivid  Loss focused  Credible  Allow social diffusion  Your company’s green team should encourage green talk throughout the office www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Step Three:Building the Sustainability Plan
    • Building the Sustainability Plan By looking back at your initial assessment of the company’s impact, you can now begin to gather employees who are interested in going green and brainstorm ideas to do so. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Building the Sustainability Plan Take all employee suggestions and determine your company’s goals. Then ask yourself if a goal moves your company in the right direction, if it is flexible, if it makes business sense, and if there will be a quick return on investment. Once you have a list of goals your company wants to pursue, you can begin to create action steps to pursue said goal. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Building the Sustainability Plan Follow a Framework Keep in mind that you want to incorporate the plan into your company’s vision. Review Feedback Involve All and Revise Create Employees Goal Limits (Even those Make not on your Deadlines green team!) List Actions www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Step Four:Put the Plan Into Action
    • Put the Plan into Action Once your company enacts its sustainability plan, the responsibility to accomplish many goals falls onto the shoulders of the employees. Without a change in their behavior, the plan will remain stagnant and no greening will occur. But there are methods to keep the highest number possible of employees engaged, lets explore! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Methods of Engaging Employees Commitments Prompts Feedback Incentives•Asking employees •Establish behavior •Employees can •Incentives motivate to pledge that they as being a norm track progress individuals to act a will act a certain •Create clear though feedback certain way to gain way prompt messages •Keep public charts a reward•Can be written or •Emphasize the on individual and •Can be monetary verbal benefits of office progress •Public recognition•Public pledges are performing a •Encourage friendly is another popular highly effective certain sustainable competition incentive behavior among employees Download the entire white paper, “Engaging Employees in the Company’s Sustainability” to learn more. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Step Five:Review Your Company’s Progress
    • Review Your Company’s Progress The sustainability plan your company has now implemented must be reviewed regularly to ensure it being continually, if not increasingly, effective. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Review Your Company’s Progress Reassess your company’s energy use and carbon footprint to reveal changes that have occurred because of your plan. Reevaluate employee knowledge and attitude as well to see your widespread impact. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Review Your Company’s Progress Don’t be afraid to make changes to and revise your sustainability plan. These constant updates will ensure that your business is running at its utmost efficiency. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • The Bottom Line
    • The Bottom Line While a sustainability plan can only be enacted by those at the top of the business ladder, its effectiveness lies in the employees who chose to behave as ecofriendly individuals. Thus, engaging every member of your business is essential in achieving sustainability. www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Engaging Employees in theCompany’s SustainabilityOnce you have downloaded the white paper Engaging Employees inthe Company’s Sustainability, you will have the opportunity to learnmore on tracking sustainability progress, building green teams, greenplanning, and much more! www.sustainabilityconsulting.com Copyright © 2012, Strategic Sustainability Consulting. All rights reserved.
    • Download this complimentary white paper in it’sentirety by visiting the SSC website today:Engaging Employees in the Company’s SustainabilityWhat are your thoughts? Join theconversation on twitter @jenniferwoofter!