Kanal Consulting Group a US-based management firm has developed a 12 step guideline to Implement sustainability accross an organization.
As reported on greenbiz.com, they propose the list of steps to implement sustainability in order to improve the “bottom line and the environment”.
The list covers: Be coherent in what you do, have a proper strategy and model, get everyone on board and roll this out across departments.
Employee engagement seems to be one of the key components that are still perceived as challenging when it comes to implementing sustainability.
In a way it makes sense – we are dealing with individuals on whose motivation the success of the project depends. Coming up with a really motivating internal campaign to get everyone on board, opening up the plan so employees can propose their own ideas requires not only a lot of preparation but also a rethinking of the current thinking that is being done around sustainable development. Is it time for an open source approach for global companies?