Increasing staff awareness of the sustainability principles within their work place can also encourage them to implement sustainability principles into their own personal practices and beyond. However, management plays a large and important role in the implementation of, and commitment to, any environmental sustainability program.
Encompass Sustainability believes that taking a sustainable approach to business can add value to the bottom line. Our preferred method is to work alongside an organisation to:
The diagram below illustrates our holistic approach to reducing an organisation's eco footprint through the individual, the organisation and product and service offerings.
Our suggested approach combines behaviour/culture change with structured measuring processes, often using the following steps.
Key project and outcomes:
Encompass Sustainability worked with a large multi faceted business to create a Sustainable Workplace Program.
We identified environmental impacts and implemented a pilot project to establish how environmental workplace practices could be addressed. A series of workshops was undertaken and a detailed communication and implementation strategy was developed.
Stage One resulted in significant savings in paper and energy usage.