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IHS Colleagues Lead Sustainability Efforts Worldwide

Posted April 26, 2013 12:27 PM by HUSH
Pathfinder Tags: IHS recycling sustainability

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. -- IHS may have a global presence with 6,000 workers in 31 countries, but the company was concentrating on its local impact when IHS Globalspec colleagues organized an electronics recycling event scheduled for April 26 at the East Greenbush Technology Park.

Beginning on Friday at 10 a.m., JGS Recycling trucks circuited the tech park to collect electronic refuse that is not accepted in household waste collections. This included small and large appliances, cell phones, computers, office equipment, and other miscellaneous metal items. All of the companies within the tech park were invited to participate.

"Everyone is excited to be a part of this," said project leader Tomer Danon. "It's not just our environment that benefits from sustainability."

Since 2011, IHS has challenged its employees to excel in corporation-based sustainability, and it has empowered its workers with the tools to raise environmental awareness, give back to communities and lead healthy lifestyles. Friday's e-waste recycling drive is the product of IHS GlobalSpec's sustainability team - a group of colleagues who outline the sustainability agenda for each of IHS's regional locations. Notable efforts include raising donations for the Holiday Hope Fund, sponsoring American Cancer Society events, and in May the team plans to build a bird-friendly garden at a public school in Troy, N.Y. All colleagues are offered volunteer time-off, gym discounts and fitness challenges amongst a number of resources.

These initiatives have enjoyed the support of upper management. CEO Jerre Stead has stated he wants IHS to be recognized as a leader in corporate sustainability by 2015, as measured by the Sustainable Asset Management survey. Each year 2,000 companies are rated on their efficiency in areas such as community and environmental influence, profitability, customer satisfaction and employee investment. Companies that score well on the survey are typically industry trailblazers, and include brands such as Adidas, BMW and PepsiCo.

"Knowing you have leadership buy-in only encourages your colleagues to do more," stated sustainability team leader Karen Kenyon. "We all gain from the experience and carry it forward into our personal lives."

It's a sentiment shared by all of the 68 IHS sustainability teams worldwide. From Moscow to Munich, and Oslo to East Greenbush, IHS colleagues are making local efforts that have a global impact.

"It's important to all of us," added Danon. "It helps us maintain our well-being on a global level."

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04/26/2013 1:51 PM

Where's the suits ? Media coverage, celebrity endorsement, local grade school participation....You guys need a good PR person....imho

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