At WhiteWave, we have a little thing we like to call “Values in Action” – a program we created back in 2006 to not only encourage employees to volunteer with community organizations, but also to encourage and recognize our employee’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions by taking public transportation, carpooling or cycling to work.
Every year, WhiteWave employees log their “Values in Action” points for anything ranging from volunteering, to making eco-friendly purchases and taking the stairs. And each year, we measure those points to see what kinds of things our employees are doing to put the WhiteWave “values into action”
So we’re really happy to report that in 2011, WhiteWave employees volunteered more than 9,200 hours, took 1,501 bus rides, shared 5,841 rides by carpooling, commuted 11,714 bicycles miles, donated 115 inches of hair and changed 1,532 incandescent bulbs to more environmentally friendly compact fluorescent light bulbs!
WhiteWave is one of a few major companies that tracks corporate engagement in sustainability, volunteerism and activism in this way and we have to say, we’re pretty proud of all that our employees do to make a positive impact on the community and our environment.
Here’s to 2012!