At Swansea Contact Centre we've set up a team of Sustainability Champions. The aim of the role is to raise awareness and spread the word about everything that comes under the Sustainability umbrella. All our S.C.'s are trained Earthwatch Citizen Science Leaders - so naturally were the perfect choice as representatives for the HWBC Water Programme also. They give talks in each of their team meetings on their new role and it's really is helping to engage collegues - the word is definetly getting out there!
We are also linking to the REDUCE strategy, in Q1 focusing on saving power - hence we are running a " SWITCH OFF" campaign. Encouraging colleagues to save power by switching off their monitors and computers at the end of thier shift. We have 850 staff at Swansea so we are really hoping that each persons small action will make a big difference. We've incentised the campaign by offering a £100 Gift Voucher to the department floor that saves the most power. Q2 we plan on saving paper & Q3 & Q4 we'll focus on saving Water & the HWP.
We wear our Reduce/Sustainability Champion T.Shirts on Thursday ( recylced HSBC T.Shirts) and our HWP T.Shirts every Friday - visuals really work here and it helps to open up a conversation with colleagues. As they say it's good to talk!