What are your company’s development goals?
As a business, it’s important to set goals and objectives to ensure your company’s success – but what about specific sustainable development goals? Sustainable Development Goals are global goals to improve life in a sustainable way for future generations, and as a waste management company we feel like improving the future of our planet falls firmly within our remit.
There are so many reasons to try and make your business more sustainable, from being more attractive to investors to attracting and retaining the best employees. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some ideas for your company goals this year to improve your sustainability.
Good health and wellbeing
Do you encourage your employees’ health and wellbeing? Many companies are now recognising that healthy employees significantly reduce the cost of sick days and illness, which costs companies millions each year in lost earnings. If you’re a small company, the changes don’t have to be massive or expensive – swapping the vending machine for fresh fruits in the break room, or providing some healthy lunch options in the canteen could be small changes with a big impact.
Training and development
Develop your staff and help them reach their full potential by investing in their education and skills. If there’s no budget for training and development, why not do a department swap with anyone who wants to gain experience in a different area of the business? You are encouraging your staff to be proactive in advancing their careers within your company, and ensures you have a multi-skilled workforce to tackle all areas of the business.
Businesses that give back to their community benefit in so many ways – positive PR, more engaged employees, and more connections made with influencers in your local community for starters. For examples of sustainable community projects your business could sponsor a local youth sports group, participate in charity events, tackle litter in parks or encourage employees for volunteer their time for charitable causes.
Inspiring case studies
Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start if you haven’t done any kind of sustainability initiatives in-house before, but not to worry – there’s plenty of inspiration out there from companies in all sorts of industries, with different budgets who are making positive changes on communities both at home and abroad. Check out a few of these example case studies here.