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Sustainability

Research shows that a sustainable office space not only helps to reduce the impact on the environment, it also has a positive impact on the wellbeing and mindfulness of employees. Next to the more obvious measures like using renewable energy or recycling waste, small efforts implemented by everyone can make a significant difference. Some of our colleagues share their suggestions and tips to make the (home) office a more eco-friendly place to work.

Alexis Skatchoff
Senior Product Manager, Belgium

I bike to work almost every day. This commute clears my head both in the morning and at night when getting back home. It is a wonderful way to incorporate some exercise in my daily routine and I am never stuck in traffic. I never have any parking stress either. The fact that it is a sustainable way to get to work is obviously an added benefit.

Ivory Lin
HR Manager, Taiwan

Participating in this Hackathon, I realized I needed to remove my engineering hat. Rather than explaining the technology, I emphasized on the benefits this idea could bring to the customer and how it could put projection back in a very competitive position. With the help from the entire team, we were able to build a realistic business case.

Lena Odenwald
Scrum Master, Germany

I am drinking water from a re-usable water bottle to reduce the number of plastic bottles we throw away at the office. For me, this habit is easy to implement, cost-effective and satisfying. It also makes me drink a lot more water per day which apparently is good for my health. In addition, we have a water tap at the office in Karlsruhe that converts tap water to sparkling cold mineral water. And to be honest, for me that is the best-tasting water.

Minnie Wang
Sales Support, China

I try to limit printing documents on paper as much as possible. Our team shares documents via Teams, so all the information I need is readily available. And if it is really necessary to use paper for notes or brainstorming, we have a used paper container next to each printer. The tossed sheets in this basket can be re-used as scrap paper.

Nick Wolfe
Safety and Compliance Coordinator, USA

Avoiding waste is better than reducing waste. When bringing anything into the office I take time to consider if it will generate any waste and what waste stream (trash, food, recycling) it would end up in when it is ready to be thrown out. Waste management begins long before the item enters the waste stream and can only be achieved by everyone working towards it.


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5 Tips
Sustainability

Research shows that a sustainable office space not only helps to reduce the impact on the environment, it also has a positive impact on the wellbeing and mindfulness of employees. Next to the more obvious measures like using renewable energy or recycling waste, small efforts implemented by everyone can make a significant difference. Some of our colleagues share their suggestions and tips to make the (home) office a more eco-friendly place to work.

I bike to work almost every day. This commute clears my head both in the morning and at night when getting back home. It is a wonderful way to incorporate some exercise in my daily routine and I am never stuck in traffic. I never have any parking stress either. The fact that it is a sustainable way to get to work is obviously an added benefit.

Alexis Skatchoff
Senior Product Manager, Belgium

Participating in this Hackathon, I realized I needed to remove my engineering hat. Rather than explaining the technology, I emphasized on the benefits this idea could bring to the customer and how it could put projection back in a very competitive position. With the help from the entire team, we were able to build a realistic business case.

Ivory Lin
HR Manager, Taiwan

I am drinking water from a re-usable water bottle to reduce the number of plastic bottles we throw away at the office. For me, this habit is easy to implement, cost-effective and satisfying. It also makes me drink a lot more water per day which apparently is good for my health. In addition, we have a water tap at the office in Karlsruhe that converts tap water to sparkling cold mineral water. And to be honest, for me that is the best-tasting water.

Lena Odenwald
Scrum Master, Germany

I try to limit printing documents on paper as much as possible. Our team shares documents via Teams, so all the information I need is readily available. And if it is really necessary to use paper for notes or brainstorming, we have a used paper container next to each printer. The tossed sheets in this basket can be re-used as scrap paper.

Minnie Wang
Sales Support, China

Avoiding waste is better than reducing waste. When bringing anything into the office I take time to consider if it will generate any waste and what waste stream (trash, food, recycling) it would end up in when it is ready to be thrown out. Waste management begins long before the item enters the waste stream and can only be achieved by everyone working towards it.

Nick Wolfe
Safety and Compliance Coordinator, USA

How sustainable are you on a regular workday?