The scope of each sustainability strategy initiative and the business case for long-term efforts is defined as part of a strategic roadmap developed for achieving the operational goals of each project and program. These goals are incorporated into the company’s 20-year integrated long-range plan. Additionally, work plans establish a framework for implementing each initiative, setting measurable goals, selecting and training initiative leaders, and charting overall achievement of key milestones on the way to successful completion.
Each initiative is led by a sustainability coordinator, and the company’s sustainability strategy relies upon our employees engaging in the sustainability discussion. Our Greening House Ideas program is an electronic suggestion box where any employee can submit an idea and suggest ways to implement the improvement. The ideas are then evaluated for feasibility of application. We look to expand this program in 2013, recognizing that employee engagement is critical to moving our sustainability commitment forward.