This article was originally published in Inside Manila.
When we heard the word “sustainability,” the thing that usually comes out of our mind is going green. While you’re not exactly wrong, there’s actually more to sustainability than “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”.
In 1994, John Elkington, founder of British consultancy called “SustainAbility,” coined the phrase “triple bottomline,” which consists of three Ps: Profit, People, and Planet. These are the three important fronts in measuring sustainability in a workplace.
Practicing sustainability especially in the workplace doesn’t have to be complicated. Considering these four factors we got from exclusive interview with President and CEO of Drink Sustainability Communications Harris Guevarra will help you get started:
A sustainable workplace also reflects on how the employees are treated well. It will create a positive environment and positive progress rate based on the work done. For an instance, a company that discourages overtime work has a more sustainable strategy of pursuing their employees to be productive in a day.
Help your company reduce energy consumption by encouraging your colleagues to turn off their computers before leaving, and to make sure to switch off lights when the office is not in use. At least unplug the unnecessary electric devices off before the workday is over will do. This will not only help cut the company’s bills, but will also make the business more environment conscious, yes?
Get rid of stress by putting greener accents in your working area. Plants absorb organic and inorganic air pollutants, and release more oxygen into the air—thus, creating a happier and healthier atmosphere. At least that’s one way to detoxify a workplace.
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Calling it “the language of 21st century business,” President and CEO of Drink Sustainability Communications Harris Guevarra said that in sustainability, looking at the environmental impacts while considering the social performance of the company “must be tied to the policies and management approach.” This is mainly for business owners who wants to engage in sustainability communications.
According to Guevarra, sustainability reporting is important to know the real issues of your stakeholders while gaining a more holistic approach in business and its community initiatives. What makes it more significant is it taps on environmental and social aspects, “encouraging clients to take stock of their operations to make sure that they have a positive effect where they operate.”
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– Carry out tasks related to sustainability reporting and help deliver outputs in relation to sustainability reports and communications projects .– Synthesize and translate complex information into clear, informative, and compelling materials (e.g., summaries, fact sheets, presentations, online dashboards, reports) for diverse audiences.– Support business development opportunities such as in bidding processes, potential client meetings, and proposal writing.– Ensure that projects are delivered on time in accordance with Drink’s reputation and standards for producing high-quality outputs.– Assist clients in developing strategies on how to embed sustainability in their business operations, risk management, systems, and processes.– Help businesses develop strategies to comply with sustainability-related regulations– Assist in obtaining independent assurance of a client’s sustainability report by checking the accuracy of the reported data and statements.– Develop or assess client’s sustainability strategies, sustainability reports, and data collection processes.– Perform other related duties as assigned by the team head.
– Responsible for the overall visual style and imagery in projects assigned.– Tasked to create the overall design and direct others who develop certain materials for the project (e.g., production team, photographers, and videographers).– Constant collaboration with the creative, sustainability, editorial, and support team members to close accounts.– Manage secondary sales and marketing channels (website and social media pages).
-BS Degree in Environmental Planning/ Environmental Management/ Environmental Science or other related disciplines. – Familiarity with GRI Standards or certification in GRI Standards Reporting is an advantage.– Experience in research and data gathering.– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.– Detail-oriented, transparent, accountable, and adaptable to working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.– Works well with diverse teams.– Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and deadlines.– Ability to work with clients, partners, and colleagues in an innovative and culturally responsible way while exhibiting emotional intelligence– Excellent organizational skills, data management and analysis abilities, and attention to detail– Proficiency in Google Workspace and/or Microsoft 365 suites
– Fulfill content development assignments given by the editorial head, such as:
– Collaborate with creative, sustainability, and support team members to produce compelling output executions that will communicate sustainability, establish branding, and engage the general audience.– Knowledge and experience in social media copywriting.– Maintain critical thinking, growth mindset, sound judgment, and time management.