08 Aug '12, 1pm

Sustainability and Organizational Development

In order to reduce expenses and become more environmentally sustainable, a distilling company decided to reduce the glass thickness in some of its bottles and to replace it with plastic in others. “Given the volume of product sales, the changes were significant in terms of cutting costs and reducing our environmental impact. I was impressed with them for doing it,” says a woman named Diane, who held the position of project manager with the company. But it was not enough to retain her as an employee.She left to search for a company that was more receptive to her innovative ideas for improving sustainability. “I was tired of taking the initiative to suggest ways to save money and reduce our environmental impact only to have my supervisor tell me he was not interested,” she says. Like many other companies, her company had enlisted the services of a prominent consulting firm t...

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