Volunteering

2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

You could feel the excitement in our café room as fourteen teams gave short presentations to a packed house. The winning idea was a co-branded, customized diapering solution that would use scrap material from an apparel brand’s manufacturing process for the diaper’s outer layer. It was an exciting, fun experience. To ensure that future sessions yield more actionable ideas, we will identify key issues facing our Business Units ahead of time and focus our challenge efforts around those.” Each employee is expected to attend four sessions from modules on topics such as Sustainable Self and Plants not Petroleum. Our goal is 100% employee participation with part of our Annual Incentive tied to meeting in this goal for both 2012 and 2013. In 2012, we succeeded, with each of us attending four of the 18 events held during the year. Volunteering Volunteering is a way of life at Seventh Generation. The need is great and our tradition of helping is a rich one. We back up our belief in sweat equity by providing our employees 20 2011–2012 2,767 volunteer hours 1,143 in our community volunteer hours in 2011 up from 100% increase in volunteer hours We painted and picked apples and dug gardens and served food. Here are a few highlights: • Seventh Generation has a special partnership with the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes Elementary School in Burlington, VT. This year, employees donated nearly 900 hours of volunteer time to build an outdoor classroom and natural playground for the Sustainability Academy. • Seventh Generation employees joined hundreds of other supporters at Bolton Valley for The First Annual Bolton or Bust: Breast Cancer Prevention Hike to highlight the importance of breast cancer prevention and benefit the work of the Breast Cancer Fund. • We pitted department against department in a competition to collect food for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, donating an incredible 3,918 pounds, enough to feed 100 families for a month. Volunteer Hours Employee Volunteering 2012 Goal Goal Update: met unmet 34  Seventh Generation, Inc. | FUTURE TENSE: Corporate Consciousness Report for 2012 Building Communities


2012 Corporate Responsibility Report
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