Or you might work on a more sustainable supply chain taking into account the carbon footprint of materials as well as a supplier’s track record in ethical treatment of workers.
The day to day operations of your business are the ‘coal face’ for many sustainability activities. Operational employees have a crucial role in achieving business strategies. A sustainable business will encourage and respond to suggestions for efficiency improvements and other innovations.
Reduced waste in terms of time, material and unnecessary processes can be supported by skilled workers who are genuinely engaged with maintaining a viable business.
In turn they can be supported by clear procedures, consistent expectations and strong leadership.
Employees who participate in a workplace culture of respect and collaboration and who make suggestions for improvements are an invaluable resource to a sustainable organisation.
Management support is also critical so that procedures are applied consistently in areas such as occupational health and safety and waste management.