Employee Engagement: Sustainability Strategy


For example, Sony Electronics has launched a green workplace certification and recently added it to its overall Road to Zero environmental goal. The certification encourages employees to take steps ranging from eliminating their in-office trashcan to turning on the energy-saving settings on their computer. Based on steps they complete, they earn one of four badges: seed, leaf, tree and forest, and can earn “Sony Bucks” along the way.

☛ In the pilot phase of the program, the company says it made an average saving per participant of $85, with less than a $20 investment, making that a four times return on investment in year one. At scale, the program could lead to approximately $300,000 in savings among office employees just in direct, measurable resource costs. Eric Johnson, who runs the program for Sony Electronics, stated: “small behavior changes add up to big savings, especially when multiplied across a large organization. Building a story about why each action is important and packaging it in a way that is approachable, scalable and most of all fun encourages people to ‘own’ the actions they choose to take on”.


Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/employee-engagement-sustainability-strategy


Different approach to fight malnutrition

Similar initiative - INDIA


India: http://www.thebetterindia.com/46267/tricolour-india-nutrition-food-good-health-jharkhand/

Srilanka Initiative: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/05/01/smartphones-for-smarter-nutrition-in-sri-lanka?cid=ECR_E_NewsletterWeekly_EN_EXT&utm_source=World+Bank+Group+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=ef00838770-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fdb041ef28-ef00838770-44048293



Bread to Beer

Bread to Beer

One of the most frequently wasted foodstuffs is bread. As a relatively cheap product with a short shelf life, bread is chucked out at an astonishing rate, as supermarket surplus as well as in the home.

The startup Toast Ale have an unusual and appealing idea of how to combat this problem – by brewing beer. It’s a relatively simple process, so much so that the first batch of Toast Ale was arranged in just 10 days by Founder Tristram Stuart and his team. The company start by collecting surplus bread from delis, bakeries and sandwich makers. It’s then incorporated into the brewing process with malted barley, hops, yeast and water. It doesn’t take any special technology or space-age methods, but this simple switch can replace around a third of the malted barley used for beer.

Source: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/case-studies/brewing-beer-from-surplus-bread


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