How to align your team with your sustainability goals

Employees need to be involved for companies to hit their sustainability targets, but it can sometimes be challenging to shift mindsets and effectively engage them. That is why we have created this guide. It includes:

  • Why employees are key to meeting Net Zero targets
  • Areas of sustainability you can focus on such as: Commuting, business travel, energy, waste and working from home
  • Practical suggestions and steps you can implement today
  • How to raise awareness and engage employees to get involved

Why are employees key to meeting net zero targets? 

Companies are increasingly setting Net Zero targets and making sustainability commitments to reduce their company’s emissions, often starting with the areas that are most within their control, such as their direct emissions (scope 1), or indirect emissions (scope 2).

But scope 3 emissions are often the largest and most complex category of emissions for businesses, as they include a company’s supply chain as well as how customers use products and services. In short, the entire value chain. For most companies they are also the largest, therefore most influential and impactful.

This is an area where employees need to be involved to help you meet these targets, both through their actions but also supplying you with the information needed to calculate current emissions. It can be challenging for companies to engage their employees to get involved, which is where we come in. Download the guide for more information on how to successfully align your team with your sustainability goals.

All the information in the guide is based on analysis of 30 global company sustainability reports[i], and a review of over 250 best practice examples from companies and leading global initiatives[ii]. The research has been put together by our Giki founders who have 15+ years experience working with companies on sustainability and ESG.

[i] Companies includes IKEA, Microsoft, Phillips, Deloitte.
[ii] Initiatives includes SBTi, SME Climate Hub and UNFCCC.