Do you want to be more sustainable as a company?
It’s easier and closer than you might think.
No matter the size of your organization, we can all take steps to align workplace values with the wellbeing of our planet.
Love the initiative (and we know sustainability business practices will make our companies more profitable, create higher employee retention and embrace the triple bottom line)!
We all know that sustainable business practices make our companies more profitable, boost employee loyalty and embrace the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.
The key is taking small, achievable steps and celebrating wins.
Here are some good starting points:
1. Start a strict recycling program
Leave no plastic cups behind! Get rid of every single one of them.
If you want to comply with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, you’ll have to be responsible for your waste, and transitioning away from all plastic cups is a step in the right direction. Look for recyclable materials in your office and double check every corner of your workplace. About 75% of the solid waste we throw away is recyclable, and most people let this slide because it takes a bit more effort to separate.
Make the effort, it makes a difference.
One of the Sustainable Development Goals, number 17, tells us about the power of Partnerships:
Dive deeper into Goal 17 by building bridges with other Green Companies, Non-Profits, and Organizations that share your goals and values. Your business is not the only one that needs to do its part for the environment.
Many companies fall short on sustainability because they simply do not have the knowledge and education to tackle the issue. Fortunately, there are many ways to address this problem, and partnerships is a beautiful way to build relationships and fill out the gaps in your own company.
For example, AWorld provides education on the Sustainable Development Goals, allowing companies to absorb this knowledge quickly and comprehensively.
3. Encourage Extracurricular Sustainability
Whether it is volunteering or a beach cleanup, promoting a culture of sustainability starts outside the office, in the real world. If an employee wants to clean up a park or do an electronic swap in the office, say yes! Make it happen and then get some pizza!
Offer your employees financial incentives to participate in charitable events and approve PTO requests to volunteer. Match donations help create the flow of giving. Say we’ll help you because we care, through the company’s actions.
4. Foster a Culture of Sustainability
To make your company more sustainable, you’ll have to involve everyone. Everyone at your company needs to be on board to promote a Culture of Sustainability that stems from the products you make to the business practices you employ.
Everything you do, from the holidays you celebrate to the paper you order, is related to sustainability. Organizations that work with green merchandise companies know where the office furniture comes from, have deep insight into their own footprints and give back a proportion of their profits. The real thing is obvious when you see it!
AWorld aims to boost engagement of your employees and activate them as a key part of your sustainability transition.
Let us help you shape a culture of sustainability with AWorld.