5.8 Implement Sustainability Onboarding Guidelines
The organization has clear onboarding and training processes that include ESG policies and practices with explicit references to digital sustainability and responsibility. Ensure that onboarding utilizes a “green by default” process and avoids being an opt-in procedure. This applies equally at an organizational level and to visitors and consumers of your products and services.
- Training Materials: The organization has dedicated training manuals, workshops, and materials that outline the ESG policies and practices it follows and how to implement them. While managing and maintaining these materials over time, adapting them as new policies and practices arise.
- Progress Incentivisation: The organization incentivizes leadership, teams, and stakeholders to make progress toward the goals outlined in their training, including time for sustainability activities, recognition for completion, and so on.
- Negative Variables: The organization anticipates and maps potential negative external variables on the service, and acts to minimize their overall impact.
Organizations with sustainability training and onboarding practices in place benefit from higher retention rates, improved performance, and more resilient standards of practice for maintaining business continuity.
- materials: High
- energy: High
- water: High
- emissions: High
- An academic organization providing staff sustainability opportunities and resources.
- 4 Ways to Provide In-House Sustainability Training for Employees
- An Introduction to Corporate Sustainability Training
- EcoCards Game Workshop Toolkit
- ESG Policy – the Why, the What the How
- [GR491] 1-4002 – Sustainable Commitment
- Green by Default
- Green Upskilling
- Green by default
- How to design a green website (PPTx)
- How to Facilitate More Sustainable Design Workshops
- Systemic Design Toolkit
- Tarot Cards of Tech
- Team Sustainability Retrospective
- The power of green defaults
- Variables of Web Sustainability (PDF)