Environmental Initiatives in the Office
Sony Electronics Inc., in the United States, has introduced an in-house environmental program called Green Workspace Certification. Under this program, employees are evaluated based on their diligence in performing everyday environmentally conscious actions in the office-such as unplugging ones PCs when its not in use-and their performance are rated, in ascending order, as Seed, Leaf, Tree or Forest. The Green Workspace status of each employee is indicated on a nameplate on the side of his or her desk with the aim of reinforcing awareness and encouraging ongoing efforts to improve. Sony Electronics plants 50 trees in the name of each employee who earns Tree status.
Nameplate indicating employees' Green Workspace status