Executive Order 13514 requires U.S. federal agencies to track their impact and report quantifiable progress
From Nike and eBay to the federal government, large organizations are increasingly engaging their employees in efforts to reduce environmental impact, and seeing benefits to PR, morale, sustainability, and the bottom line. Green teams are formed, carpooling systems are established, incentives are put in place, but few systems exist to actually quantify these efforts.
Brighter Planet conducted a broad survey of employer sustainability programs and employee attitudes
State of engagement
Brighter Planet is a thought leader in employee sustainability engagement research. Our annual employee engagement survey shows that while more and more businesses are beginning to enlist employees in meeting sustainability goals, few do so with rigorous programs that allow them to track employee activity and measure tangible progress.
Here, a text-message conversation between our imagined software and the employee exemplifies its "outreach" approach
A new approach
Using software platforms like Brigher Planet CM1, organizations can move employee sustainability programs from the qualitative to the quantitative. Data analytics help administrators make confident changes to improve program effectiveness, track return on investment and progress toward goals, and efficiently report achievements to executives and PR initiatives.
In this mockup of an administrator screen, a "green action" is being described in terms of its impacts
CM1 calculates carbon, energy, and resource impacts for employee conservation activities ranging from commuting and procurement to computer use and business travel, and data are curated in custom interactive dashboards for employees, executives, and program managers.