ESG
Acceleration


Inside
Engagement

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SocietyNext's 

SDG-based Tools for Inside Engagement Acceleration

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Sustainability Touchpoints

for Employees

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Inspired by Unilever’s sustainability slogan, “Small actions can make a big difference,” workers at the company’s PG tips tea factory in Trafford Park, England, had a bright idea. In Britain, most tea comes in paper tea bags.

By reducing the end seals of each tea bag by 3 millimeters, 15 huge reels of paper could be saved every shift. Since its launch in 2015, this factory-floor suggestion has resulted in savings of €47,500 and 9.3 tonnes of paper (about 20,500 pounds).

Along with other companies such as IBM, Marks & Spencer, and BASF—is integrating sustainability into every employee’s job and turning a sustainable business model into business as usual.

Credit: http://ssir.org/articles/entry/engaging_employees_to_create_a_sustainable_business

Every person wants his or her working life to have a higher purpose that goes beyond doing a job and earning an income. Yet too many people spend most of their waking hours in workplaces that fall short of providing that higher social purpose.

 

Companies that can resolve the tension people feel between their personal values and the best interests of the business will benefit by having a highly engaged and productive workforce.

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No matter the business type, organisations trying to create sustainable prosperity cannot survive without a sound sustainability values. The first step to creating an effective solutions and knowing where you’re heading is knowing where you stand right now.

10-min online survey tool for team members will provide you with group results. The survey combines the Customer Sustainability Preferences Survey data, 11 employee engagement barrier factors with your unique input and, utilizing a gap analysis tool, will compute your company’s current position on the “Gap of Sustainability Expectations (ESG Gap)”.

From Sustainable Business perspective, the results can be used to strengthen your enhancement by re-prioritizing sustainability topic focus, translating abstract strategic objectives into action-based targets, and involving stakeholders e.g., internal/external ambassadors.

Benefits:

  • Discover ways to thrive as a sustainable business

  • Future-proof decision-making in an uncertain world

  • Create a strategy that attracts like-minded customers

SDG Day with Employees for Closing the ESG Gap

The SDG Cup started in 2016 and is driving an ecosystem of sustainability to create a safe space where corporates and external communities can develop innovative ideas for the radical implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The SDG Day delivered by the Certified SDG Day Trainer which is  SDG Badge pre-approved program.

 

SDG-Based

Supplier Engagement

Sustainability Touchpoints

for Suppliers

United Nations Global Compact Supplier Engagement Continuum. Source: United Nations Global Compact (2010) [48].

Supply chain plays an important role to operating a “sustainable business”. All businesses are encouraged to identify, monitor and manage environmental and social risks (e.g. labour standards and product responsibility) along the supply chain, especially those with businesses involving substantial supply chains or subcontractors.

Increasingly, multinational corporations (MNCs) are pledging to procure the materials and services they need from companies committed to fair labor practices and environmental protections. But the reality is that their suppliers—especially those at low levels of the chain—often violate sustainability standards, exposing MNCs to serious financial and social risks.

 

To explore this problem—and identify solutions. Companies engage in behaviors that are worth emulating!

Success Stories:

Ford Motor Company

Clif Bar & Company

IBM

The application details will be shared in the Acceleration Certification Workshop. To learn more about  Inside Engagement,

please email inside@societynext.org.

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