Bonus salary schemes to promote sustainability

24/04/2011 / Kaj

Some weeks ago i did an interview with the Senior Vice President of InterfaceFlor, Ton Van Keken about their targets on Sustainability. From the baseline set by 1995 InterfaceFlor have reduced their Carbon Emission with 44%, reduced their water use with 82 %, reduced the waste to landfill with 80% and 40% of raw materials used were from recycled or bio-based sources. Interface introduce earlier years promotion of education and salary scheme for all employes on sustainability with specific targets.  And, Ton Van Keken confirmed that the Quest Bonus schemes are working well. Veolia, the recycling and waste company which employs thousands of staff in the UK, have now signed up to the scheme, as have three of the country’s top mobile phone operators and Ashridge Business School.

Their software programme Sustainability Momentum – known as Sumo – is downloaded into each employee’s workstation so the company can monitor whether employees are following energy-saving procedures.

Each team, or floor, will be encouraged to provide information on how much waste they recycle and whether they switch off lights and computers.

And at the end of the year the information will be totted up to calculate staff bonuses linked to targets aimed at cutting companies’ carbon footprint. Read more the article in the Telegraph and about InterfaceFlor



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