#5 – Empower Employees to Drive Sustainability
Employees are a powerful asset in the effort to improve sustainable practices. They are the people who see firsthand the daily practices in the lab space. Training them to think in a sustainability context will bring forth many unforeseen opportunities for improvement that otherwise may have gone unnoticed. Providing a venue for active dialog between management and staff enables continual improvement of processes and bestows added value unto the workforce.
Providing training on a regular basis (semi-annual) will keep employees thinking about sustainability and encourage consistent implementation of the practices described above. The best way to see these measures executed effectively is to create a culture of sustainability in the workplace.