Building a Great Workplace - Engagement

2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

bouncing ideas off each other. That this accessibility and free exchange of ideas with senior management has continued in day-to-day life here, I find really refreshing compared to other places I’ve worked. “I immediately felt at home here — more quickly than I had at any previous job. Sweating alongside colleagues from across the company for the cleanup days at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta and the Barnes Sustainability Academy was a unique and very ‘Seventh Generation’ way to get to know the community. And any company that appreciates my labradoodle Ruby Ninja coming to the office with me is undoubtedly a great place to work.” Building a Great Workplace Workplace Data 2011 2012 Employees plus interns 113 + 6 114 + 10 Turnover, Voluntary/Involuntary 9/20 11/5 Dogs in the office 16 21 PAYROLL  $M 12.4 15.6 Best Places to Work in Vermont 2 11 Survey Ranking (covering the previous year) Diversity at Seventh Generation Our employee compensation policies are discussed in Section LA4 on page 53. For more on employee development, see Section LA10 on page 53. Engagement Our mission matters. That’s why we developed an employee engagement program to help us deepen our understanding of how one little company and its committed employees can make a difference on the environmental and social issues facing us today. Combining knowledge with action, our LEAD program has activities that help us: Learn, Engage, Act and Demonstrate. LEAD program developer, Ashley Orgain, Mission Advocacy and Outreach Manager, explains: “One of the most popular modules was our Innovation Challenge. This sprang from a conversation about what innovation is at Seventh Generation. For us, it means spurring deep change and not just getting more new products out the door. To engage the community in this challenge, we set up a competition for employees to design an innovation to drive positive change in one of our products or processes. We put a $2,500 prize on the line for the winning team. Employee Engagement 2012 Goal Goal Update: met unmet 2011 2012 55 45 1 6 15 11 53 47 1 6 11 11 2 6 up from 1 in 2010 Gender Equity Company-wide Vice Presidents Managers Board of Directors 2 6 seventhgeneration.com/2012report   33 Building Communities


2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
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