Affinity Health System – Cultural Transformation in the Context of Sustainability

Affinity Health System used a three pronged approach to integrate its environmental efforts into the company’s culture focusing on Lean tools, sustainability initiatives, and research. A cross-functional team improved interdepartmental coordination and increased employee buy-in and patient satisfaction.

 Berres Brothers – Ongoing Sustainability Commitment

Berres Brothers formed a Green Team to identify environmental projects with win, win outcomes. The system they use shows how doing the right things can be beneficial while protecting the environment.

Briggs & Stratton - Employee Sustainability Weeks

Case study on Briggs & Stratton’s Employee Sustainability Weeks to raise awareness among employees on a variety of sustainability topics. Since 2009, the company has held a week each year dedicated to sustainability.

Cortec Coated Products – Antiquated Equipment Replacements

Cortec replaced their coating system, switching from analog to digital. The system change reduced material costs and improved production efficiency and worker morale.

ESI – Employee Comfort

Case study on ESI’s efforts to optimize their work environment in terms of employee health and comfort. The measures in place have helped increase employee productivity, among other benefits.

Menasha Packaging – Energy Intern Benefits

Menasha Packaging hired an energy intern to conduct audits and identify future environmental projects. The intern identified a number of projects and the savings associated with those projects more than paid for his salary.

The role of modern business: To provide ever better goods and services in a way that is profitable, ethical and respects the environment, individuals and the communities in which it operates. — “Tomorrow’s Global Company: Challenges and Choices”, report by business led think tank ‘Tomorrow’s Company’ (2007)

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