employee engagement

Employee engagement, also called worker engagement, and a subset of stakeholder engagement is longstanding concept in business management. The theory is that when employees are engaged in the company’s activities, they’ll work a lot harder, which will ultimately benefit the company.

In sustainability circles, we talk about employees as one of the key stakeholders in an organization. We engage stakeholders because their feedback can provide insight into the core values of the company and the core sustainability issues facing the company. When employees are engaged, and their ideas are being implemented, it makes it much easier for sustainability initiatives to succeed.

Here are some stories about successful employee engagement initiatives around sustainability.

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Green Mountain Coffee’s CSR Report an Ethical Business Success Story

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' most recent sustainability report details the company’s successes and shortcomings during FY2012.
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Trend: Wellness Programs Enhance Employee Engagement

Leading employers are now offering wellness programs reduce stress and emotional exhaustion and increase job satisfaction.
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CSR in India: Are Companies Doing Enough?

Can corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India have a central role in the transformation of this dynamic yet challenged land? At a macro…
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H&M Clothing Recycling Program Goes Live – Today!

H&M's new clothing recycling program went live today. Jen Boynton went to check it out and see how it was functioning at the…
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How SAP Makes the Business Case for Sustainability

SAP's transformation of its business model is a compelling example on the business case for sustainability.
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Encourage Innovation in the Workplace: Give Workers Free Rein

We can start to plan for the future by supporting the creativity of sustainable innovators: employees, students, ourselves.
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The CSR Christmas List: Who’s Naughty and Who Is Nice?

This month Consumer Reports came out with a “Naughty and Nice” list that focuses on what companies succeeded and failed. We have our…
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How Symantec Supports People, a Better World and a More Secure Internet

Symantec’s 2012 corporate social responsibility report is a compelling example of how companies should frame challenges and successes to its stakeholders
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Ben & Jerry’s Now Certified B Corp

Ben & Jerry’s becomes a B Corp because of its work on community, environmental, governance and employee engagement issues.
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What Kind of First Impression Does Your Company Make?

Prospective employees are taught to put care and attention into preparing for a job interview. Don't forget that you're also making a first…
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Photo Essay: SAP Lab’s Sustainable Bangalore Campus

SAP Labs has all of that, but has taken a few extra measures that go well beyond the architectural to make certain environmental…
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Five Ways AT&T Engages Employees to Do One Thing

AT&T's program, Do One Thing, engages employees to make small changes that add up to a large collective impact. Here are five effective…
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Employees at Green Companies Are More Productive

Employees of companies which adopt environmental practices are 16 percent more productive, according to a recently published study.
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Practically Green and Gamification: Making Change Fun, Engaging And Sustainable

Exclusive interview with Practically Green CEO Susan Hunt Stevens on using gamification techniques to motivate work associate behavior changes.
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Latest Merck CSR Report Touts Access to Health, Water Stewardship

Merck released its 2011 CSR report, in which the company discusses successes and challenges on the health, economic and environmental fronts.