Consider the millions of people who make decisions at work every day. Now imagine how the world would change if each one of those decisions took the future of our planet into account.
As part of the newly launched WWF Living Planet @ Work program championed by HP, we’re challenging small and medium businesses (SMB) to report on their progress up “Mount Sustainability”. The Change the Equation sustainability reporting contest is an opportunity for your organization to utilize free online tools, templates and tips to create your own sustainability report. Here’s how HP will help you document your sustainability story:
The winning report will be judged by a team of industry experts including Dr. Dirk Matten, professor at the top ranked Schulich School of Business at York University and the HP Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility. See the judging guidelines and contest details.
Last day to enter the contest is April 30th, 2012! Register today by:
Remember, only the first three companies to register will have access to free consulting support!
*Please note, you may choose to keep this report confidential for internal purposes, alternatively you can receive increased publicity for your report by having HP & WWF post it to our websites.
As HP strives to continue our journey “up mount sustainability” we recognize the value we can bring to our partners and customers by sharing our expertise & learnings. HP Canada and WWF share the belief that employee engagement can help facilitate a major shift in how business decisions, and the people who make them, contribute to the conservation of our planet. HP is proud to champion WWF’s program Living Planet @ Work, providing the funding and helping build capacity to bring free resources to help Canadian businesses to empower employees and bring meaningful change to workplaces across the country.
More than 16 million people make up the Canadian workforce. Collectively they will make over a billion decisions at work every day. (source: WWF)
One small office can produce 3-5 tonnes of CO2 a year — the equivalent of driving a car more than halfway around the planet.
Finding a more sustainable way to commute to work could lower the average Canadian’s carbon footprint by as much as 60% (source: WWF)
Many of these changes that can be made relatively easily and can have a big impact.
You’ll get full access to the tools and supports necessary to make a meaningful green shift in your organization in order to advance the competitiveness of your company, attract and retain passionate employees, and increase workplace morale. Living Planet @ Work will also provide opportunities to communicate your successes, differentiating your business as one that cares about the environment.
Want to understand some more benefits – check out this recent report
In this report CIMA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) spoke to many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to find out how smaller companies can implement sustainable business practices for the benefit of the environment, their communities, their customers and their bottom line.