What does it mean GREEN? “GOing Green” means…supporting the conservation of earth’s Natural Resources…as well as…supporting the “Preservation of your Personal Resources”, i.e. your Family,Friends, Businesses, Lifestyles, Communities and your Legacy! ` HRD
What does it mean to be GREEN? In many cultures, “Green” is an affirmation of life. It indicates growth, fruitfulness and spiritual rejuvenation.Being Green …is growth. It is becoming more efficient in the operationof your personal and business life by “eliminating wasteful spendingbased on habits that no longer serve your purpose”.Being Green…is being fruitful. It is taking advantage of new technology,tools and trends that improve your personal andbusiness life…at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.Being Green…is spiritually rejuvenating. It is your commitmentto live a lush and abundant…economically empowered…debt-free HRDand credit-worthy lifestyle!
What does s GREEN mean in business? GO Green business means… “Turning Unnecessary Expenses into Necessary Profits!” It is giving better service to your customers… more benefits to your employees… and using more efficient, cost-effective technology;resulting in greater profitability and sustainability of your business. HRD
GREENING IS A HOLISTIC PROCESS AIMED AT SMARTERENERGY USAGE,LOW COST,LOW WASTAGE,USINGSUSTAINABLE RESOURCES (RECYLCLABLE MATERIALS)FOR THE END RESULTS THAT ARE(PRODUCTS,TARGETS,MANUFACTURING)ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HRD
HR Has to be proactive, perform through long term planning, be business driven,aligned to business goals, partner with other function,building future leaders ,etc.etc.etc….. “Is perfectly poised to take the lead and spearhead the green movement in an organisation” HRD
AND ITS IMPACT ON BUSINESS AND HR DEPARTMENT GAINING REPUTATION,PERCEPTION AND GOOD WILLIT’S ECONOMICALLY USEFUL HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON THE PROFIT AND ENHANCES THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT. HRD
AND ITS IMPACT ON BUSINESS AND HR DEPARTMENT BETTER POWER UTILITY LOW COSTSMARTER PERFORMANCE WHICH TRANSLATE INTO CHEAPER PRODUCTS HRD
HR1.HR INTERACTS WITH EACH AND EVERYEMPLOYEE , EACH AND EVERY DEPARTMENT2.HR ENJOYS THE PIVOTAL POSITION IN ITSABILITY TO CHAMPION AND LEAD THISINITIATIVE3. HR HAS THE ABILITY TO REACH OUT FARAND WIDE AND CHANGE THE MINDSET,ATTITUDES AND THE PEOPLE DO THINGS HRDALTOGETHER.
ESSENTIAL GREENING ACTIVITIES FOR HR1. CORPORATE OFFICE BUILDING Greening the building means getting certified as a “GREEN BUILDING”. By this it can save around 50% of all the energy consumed in the economy as it uses air conditioners and office eqiupments.Two bodies are set up with the help of UN for certification---- LEED INDIA HRD GRIHA
ESSENTIAL GREENING ACTIVITIES FOR HR2. SEPARATE DEPARTMENT Having a separate department like “ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENTTEAM” which drive the green awareness both within and outside to as a socialcontribution.Some practices can be:Mandating use of disposable paperGiving option of drinking coconut water in canteen instead of soft drinksSwitching off the system at lunch time.Car pooling HRDUsing natural daylight instead of electricity
ESSENTIAL GREENING ACTIVITIES FOR HR3.CONDUCT A RESEARCHWithin the organisation on consumption of resources likepaper,newspapers,pen , photocopyink,that are subscribed bythe organisation and their disposable HRD
ESSENTIAL GREENING ACTIVITIES FOR HR4. CREATE AN QUESTIONAIRE “HOW TO GO GREEN INOUR COMPANY”And get it filled by the top management as it creates awarenessat right place and amongs right people. HRD
ESSENTIAL GREENING ACTIVITIES FOR HR5. INITIATE CLEANINESS DRIVELocal news papers helps in initiation of cleanliness and educatingunderprivileged ones with the help of volunteers.6.Increased recycling7.Decreased printing; HRD
ESSENTIAL GREENING ACTIVITIES FOR HR8. Elimination or reduction in the use of bottled water, plastic andStyrofoam cups9.Using reusable grocery and lunch bags10.Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy savingand green products11.Changing transportation habits, including limiting car trips,carpooling, buying hybrid cars, using mass transit, and biking or walkingto work. HRD.
EXAMPLES OF PROUDCOMPANIES•Toyota•Tata•J C Atkinson and Son (Manufacturing)•Carillion (Construction)•Co-operative Financial Services (Financial Services)•Pureprint Group (Printing and Publishing)•Skanska UK (Construction)•HBOS (Financial Services)•Loughborough Student’s Union (Education)Saint-Gobain Glass UK (Manufacturing) HRD THE LIST GOES ON…………………….
“GOING GREEN IS NO MORE A MERE CERTIFICATION OR BRAND ,IT’S BECOMING THE WAY OF LIFE.”According to The Greening of HR Survey "green" initiatives thatcompanies are utilizing involving their workforce and human resource practices. companies are incorporating and working toward integrating a number of green practices.There are several areas for HR practitioners to consider in the green spaceThe various green programs followed by the companies are:-----• Using the internet or teleconferencing to cut down on business travel• Putting Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) or other company information online toreduce printing• Promoting the reduction of paper usage• Implementing wellness programs around proper nutrition, fitness, and healthy living• Offering opportunities for employees to "telework" or work from home• Ride/Share programs HRDEnvironmental responsibility a part of their organization’s mission statement and view the promotion ofsocial responsibility as the most critical objective of their green programs.
THE MOVEMENT OF GOING GREEN IS ONLY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEORGANISATION ????????????ITS OUR WORLD TOO………….EVERY ONE HAVE TO PLAY THE ROLE - WHICH RESULTS IN THE ULTIMATEWINNING FOR ALL OF US HRD
QUESTIONS NOT TO BE ASKED TO US BUT TO YOURSELF“ARE WE THE PART OF THE “GO GREEN” REVOLUTION?????” HRD