The importance of diversity and equality in a CSR context
Is your approach still appropriate?
Again, this may have developed over the course of the years, a kind of habit, so now would be a good time to appraise the situation and make any necessary changes to your mindset.
How could diversity help?
What about individual contributions?
These two diagrams illustrate how average weather has changed in the course of the past years, but please note that the second one only represents the situation up to 2011, much has changed since then:
Everyone can make a difference
For example, if there is no canteen and employees regularly go out to buy their lunch, encourage them to use an eco-box to avoid high impact take away packaging, provide china plates and metal cutlery, which can be reused, and a dishwasher to save time and water on individual washing up.
Hope is the key to success
Another important feature of a diverse CSR approach must also be to map out possibilities and suggest improvements, rather than propagating doom and gloom. A positive strategy, which outlines regular achievable milestones and goals, which can also be celebrated, has the potential to inspire the workforce to achieve more simply because they will believe that they can make a contribution, that they can make a difference and that they can help to save the planet – one step at a time.