Lenovo 's Commitment to Society Social Investments: • Lenovo commits up to 1% of its pre-tax income annually to global social investment programs and initiatives. • Its Next Generation Hope Fund invests mainly in social programs targeting education, entrepreneurship and regional community outreach. Lenovo’s Environmentally Conscious Products Program The company has taken environmental sustainability a step further by adopting a comprehensive Environmentally Conscious Products Program. Use of recycled plastic Lenovo uses recycled plastics to save the natural resources and energy that would have gone into manufacturing new plastics. Product energy efficiency Lenovo meets the energy efficiency requirements and all its products fulfil and even exceed the ENERGY STAR requirements.
We actively run international training programmes focused on developing our employees to ensure that they have the necessary skills and knowledge required for their roles. Spar countries have their own unique training schemes to meet the needs of the local market. The Spar Training Academies in Australia and South Africa were trailblazers in people development and are nationally accredited. Place/Environmental Spar is embedded in the communities in which it operates. This communities involvement extends form local suppliers and providing employment to actively engaging wit the local and national charities.
All parts of our society, be it the government, business or individuals are encouraged to operate in more environmentally friendly ways, to aid sustainability for the world. This, we have to be clear on the significant role we play in delivering a sustainable world. It is such an eyesore to witness the sick environment that is happening around us, yet the society seems to be ignorant about it up until now. However, there are several methods that can be made in order to create an environmental friendly community in today’s society, namely, raise awareness, preserve the ecosystems and by practicing 3R. For a community to be environmentally friendly, we must begin with the first simple step, which is raising the awareness among our society regarding environmental issues.
This is under threat because of the increase demands for the needs of people for food, clothing, shelter, livelihoods and energy. Wal-Mart goals si to reserve the natural resources that is through the preservation and the renovation working with the suppliers, NPO, framers and the governments in business. They are also educating people for the expanding recycling through education and the improved structure. This generates an opportunity to generate local conversion about why the specific thing should be recycled. The target of the company is zero waste.
Their competitors are based on customers, employees, growth and profitability. Humanitarian and environmental concerns: HSBC plays a vital role in supporting the environmental and humanitarian projects. HSBC supports many NGOs and government to raise awareness of the environmental issues and sustainability. HSBC also encourages its staff to take part in it. HSBC has been lately participating in Earth Hour by turning off the lights of its offices and billboards.
For solving environmental contamination and energy crisis, a large number of companies changed themselves to be the environmentally friendly companies. For example, according to a journal article (Plambeck & Denend 2008) Wal-Mart launched a green supply chain, and this strategy influences the marketing mix. On the product side, Wal-Mart committed to work with suppliers who are certified by the nonprofit organization such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Organic Trade Association. Therefore, Wal-Mart would know where are the offerings come from and offer the higher quality of products to customers. The higher quality of products would attract customers and potential customers to purchase it in order to satisfy functional, social and psychological needs, and demands.
Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): NGOs working towards collecting and recycling waste play a huge role towards Sustainable Waste Management. NGOs working for the better work conditions of Waste Pickers also contribute largely. Community: The community plays a large role in solid waste management. Practices like Source segregation of solid waste largely affect what is dumped in the landfills finally. The society also decides what waste is and what is not.
Environmental awareness should be created among business community including customers, producers, suppliers that are associated with the MSEs through workshops, meetings and other formal and informal gatherings to promote environmental impact of the business community and to value and practice environmental protection in their daily business engagement. Incentives including tax exemption and access to credit should be provided by government to promote the sustainable business concern of the enterprises. Legislation and requirements by governments regarding sustainable business practices should be enforced. This will enhance the business priority of firms to take social and environmental responsible actions and to devote their time and financial resource as
Academic who have stepped up and are ready to think out of the box to provide the benefits of nature to their students. Creating a school culture that supports environmental citizenship is big task. The Association for Social and Environmental Development (ASED) can contribute towards sowing the seeds of this culture at P.B. Academic School. ASED has been striving, since its inception in September 2001 to meaningfully engage young people to know, conserve and enhance the natural environment around them.
Teresa Oliva, program officer of Miriam College’s Environmental Studies Institute, also raised the importance of developing a system that will guide and set people to action on the proper handling and disposal of garbage. “In the beginning, it might be hard but once a system has been put in place, residents will get used to it,” Oliva said, adding that programs launched in the city or barangay will all the more encourage people to become active participants in addressing the garbage issue. “As long as the four components of solid waste management are present: Education, Engineering, Enterprise and Enforcement, it means you have established a good program for your community,” Oliva said. Education, she pointed out, is when you make people aware or provides them with correct information on garbage and how to handle it properly. “Engineering is when you make technology work or fit in line with solid waste management while enterprise is when you become productive or develop livelihood programs out of the garbage we produce,” she