Long-term Planning for Sustainable Operations
Green team members should be committed to participating in long-term planning, often outside of work hours, to ensure that all owned facilities and products are sustainably operated and produced. By setting ambitious sustainability objectives and developing comprehensive strategies, this team can guide the organization towards more efficient resource utilization, reduced energy consumption, and waste reduction. This can include initiatives such as implementing renewable energy sources, optimizing water usage, adopting green building practices, and integrating sustainability considerations into procurement and supply chain management. The green team can also collaborate with management to promote continuous employee education and engagement, fostering a culture of sustainability throughout the organization year-round. Leahy-IFP’s Green Team Leader, De’Airius Salibi is constantly educating employees on the importance of properly recycling, limiting unnecessary waste, and other ways they can live “green” outside of our office’s walls! Of course, some individuals had grown used to disposables and resisted the change. But over time, the whole company has gotten used to it, and they’re on board with the change.