Climate action begins by acknowledging where your organisation stands regarding climate change and setting climate goals. Then, you need to allocate the resources needed to achieve these targets. To be successful, your organisation needs both the management and employees to commit to your climate work.
According to research by Spark Sustainability in 2022, most Nordic sustainability leaders consider personnel engagement and sustainability competence the most significant bottleneck to climate work in their organisations. Finding effective ways to empower employees to participate in the organsation’s climate work and to boost climate competence is key to reaching climate goals. However, many organisations need help with including employees in their climate work.
This leads to a question: what are the best ways to engage employees in the organisations’ climate work?
Empowering employees to adopt a sustainable mindset and engage in climate action has various advantages for organisations, but getting there calls for a mindset reboot. However, it's worth it, as the work needs to be done to follow the climate strategy, bring added value, and maintain a competitive advantage.
Looking at the bigger picture, employees engaging in climate action at the workplace create a positive loop of influencing others — ultimately changing the way businesses operate and affecting policy-making, cultural norms, and future generations.
Often, employees are simply left out of an organisation’s climate work. Here are five potential solutions to increasing employee engagement:
Need help educating employees about climate goals and engaging them to participate in the climate strategy?
We help companies live up to their sustainable values by taking action and making that action the new normal. Our employee engagement solution consists of a Climate campaign and mobile app for employees and a reporting tool for sustainability and HR professionals.
A typical campaign lasts about three months and includes
The exact duration and content of the campaign are tailored to each organisation’s goals and needs.
Spark Sustainability helps companies boost their employee engagement and climate competence. Try our climate campaign, where competence increases and community spirit grows!