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GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Engaged Organization: Corporate Employee Environmental Education Survey and Case Study Findings

The Engaged Organization: Corporate Employee Environmental Education Survey and Case Study Findings

In a troubled economy, businesses are looking for every possible way to cut costs. By engaging employees, companies can spark innovative changes in everyday business processes that save money and reduce environmental and social impacts while also inspiring employees to make sustainable choices at home and in their communities. And yet, many companies are not entirely sure how to effectively educate and involve employees in corporate environmental activities. In response to growing interest in this timely topic, NEEF has researched the issue, conducted a survey of more than 1,300 professionals interested in business and environmental issues and documented eight case studies to gauge how leading companies approach internal environment and sustainability (E&S) employee education and engagement. In addition to the survey, case studies of Cisco, Clean Clothes, Inc. (Maggie's Organics), Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), Interface, Johnson & Johnson, Stonyfield, The Accessory Corporation and Wal-Mart provide an in-depth look at formal and informal employee educational methods and programs among companies of varying sizes in different sectors. The case studies provide additional context to the survey results by documenting best practices, highlighting lessons learned and examining measures of success. [PDF, 60 p.]


National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)

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March 2009

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