06 Sep '11, 12pm

Why Employee Engagement is Critical to Sustaining Sustainability

Why Employee Engagement is Critical to Sustaining Sustainability

Formal CSR programs measure performance against standards. But embedding sustainability into a culture also requires intangibles such as engagement and innovation. Difficult to quantify yet impossible to ignore, the human factor is finally getting its due. Standardization is a prerequisite for getting any industry off the ground. Imagine our frustration if light bulbs didn't fit into lamps or if there were no common sizes for clothing. Without standards, we wouldn't be able to drive, fly or follow GreenBiz.com on our iPads. Similarly, frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative and LEED certification have made it possible for more than 5,000 companies to voluntarily report on sustainability, and for green commercial projects to permeate over 30 countries. When you set standards, you get results. But something curious is emerging. Companies are increasingly recognizi...

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