This agriculture company had been operating for four generations. Taking care of the earth, soil and water were embedded into their traditional farming practices, and were key drivers to their success.
However, as the organization grew and expanded, their environmental values began to get lost through the many workers they were hiring, and sustainable practices were being forgotten in the fields.
Sustainable Business Consulting helped to re-engage its workers and uphold the company’s core values by:
- Training employees in sustainability both online and in-person, tailored to the needs of each type of employee
- Creating a Sustainability 101 training to be incorporated into new hiring practices
- Identifying corporate responsibility opportunities where the company could improve its social and environmental performance
- Prioritizing sustainable actions that could be taken immediately at low cost
Employees began to understand how sustainable practices directly correlated with each of their job functions, and despite the company doubling in size, it has been able to keep its commitment to the environment and is recognized in its community as a resource on sustainability issues.