#25 Employee Engagement

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How can employees contribute to the sustainability of an organisation?

Aidan Tracey is the Relationship Officer for Home Energy Scotland South East.  Home Energy Scotland from the Scottish Government is the source of clear and impartial advice on making your home cheaper to heat. They provide information on funding, incentives and finance options for energy efficiency improvements, such as installing a new boiler or renewable technology.

 Aidan develops and manages relationships with partner organisations to support employees and members improve their energy efficiency, save carbon and reduce their environmental impact.

Employees and Sustainability

The employee is the lifeblood of the organisation. An organisation needs to get them involved in the journey and make them part of it. It is important to make sure that people understand what you are trying to achieve as a company.

Engaging employees with sustainability

One of the key ways Home Energy Scotland engages employees with sustainability is by helping the business first. They try to understand what the organisation wants to achieve in terms of sustainability and where they stand in the sustainability journey. They then develop some unique activities that fit the organisation.

Management and Sustainability

Every workplace has a different culture. When somebody higher up within the organisation endorses sustainability and is vocal about it, employees feel it to be a lot more accessible.

The people that are higher up within the organisation need to be part of the sustainability movement within an organisation.

Aidan’s Favourite Resources

The following from Home Energy Scotland –

  • Marketing materials to engage people to know about the benefits of reducing energy consumption
  • Free home visit service for people interested in renewable energy at home
  • Free Phone support
  • Fuel Good Driver Training to train employees be more fuel efficient

Sustainability is when we are trying to support everybody and help each other.Aidan Tracey
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