Monday, 18 May 2009

What difference can we make?

One of the issues we talked about at lunch today with PMIT was how we lead by example in areas like sustainability...

There are many definitions of sustainability, but in the end what it comes down to is care: caring for yourself, caring for each other and caring for the environment. Our success and prosperity as individuals, as teams, as families and as a company is tied to the health of the planet so no one’s well-being is secure unless we all look after the environment. Sustainability involves inspiring colleagues to find solutions that improve their quality of life without storing up problems for the future, or impacting unfairly on other people's lives. It must be much more than recycling, reusing or giving money to charity. It is about cultural change and thinking and working in a profoundly different way.

Happy to discuss.



Anonymous said...

As our leader - and thus the person with the potential to make the most individual impact on our ethos - please can your blog begin to unpack your thoughts on the actions we can take as an organisation ... it's an old adage, but 'actions speak louder than words!'

Gillian Machin said...

9 West are trying to compost our used tea bags ... every little helps!

Chris'Blog said...

It's a start, Gillian, and it's everyone doing the little things that can make a big difference.

Chris'Blog said...

I'll try to unpack the vision and replace it with actions. You'll have to wait until after the weekend while I catch up!