On the path to corporate sustainability
It's easy being green as corporate sustainability becomes a key component of the culture at many companies and being eco-friendly has moved to a more sophisticated level than just handing out free stuff bearing a company's logo on Earth Day.
Many companies have written sustainability plans to emphasize the need to make their business world a greener place, no matter the industry they serve.
It takes innovation, a desire to build momentum and to have a buy-in from company executives, employees, suppliers and the public to make a sustainability plan truly work. While some companies are deep into their sustainability plans, others are taking the first steps toward becoming more green. It doesn't matter where a company is on their sustainability path, it only matters that they've shown an interest in becoming more green.
ProudGreenHome has produced a special report to highlight the path of a range of companies on their sustainability journey. Read about Enertech Global, SCHOTT North America, Nissan, CertainTeed Corp., ARI, KB Home, Walmart and more.
Many companies across a range of industries are focusing on being more green and sustainable. There is something to learn from everyone.
And the concept of being more environmentally conscious isn't new. But it is getting new attention.
In the 60's Bob Dylan wrote a song titled 4th Time Around. The lyrics from the song are still apt today: "Don't forget everybody must give something back for something they get."
Teena Hammond Teena Hammond has published more than 2,000 articles in People and W magazines, Women's Wear Daily, and in dozens of newspapers and books. She also wrote a home improvement, remodeling and decor column that ran in Gannett newspapers nationwide. She's interested in all things green and would love to hear from you with your story ideas.