“If everyone does his job to the best of his abilities, the world will soon look better.”
At TANNER Vietnam, one of the most important development strategies is the Business Sustainability. TANNER also grows the business with the concept of being friendlier to the environment and changes the common prejudice that corporations are considered as a cause of environmental problems. In doing so, TANNER has applied for the WWF Green Office program in early 2010.
The Green Office program is a practical environmental management system based on the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. As a Green Office certificate holder, TANNER has fulfilled the Green Office criteria:
Recycling and Sorting Waste
Energy Efficiently and Use of Green Electricity
The Green Office Coordinator
Raising Environmental Awareness of Staff
Reporting and Tracking Progress
In the Environmental Management System (EMS), TANNER Vietnam sets the indicators as below:
Energy Efficiency of Office Equipment
Office Appliances & Devices
Travel to/from work
Efficient Use of Materials
Reduce Paper Consumption
Environmentally-friendly Purchasing Decisions
Preventing Production of Waste
Communication of Environmental Issues
Staff Motivation with Personal Achievement Scheme (with Awards to the Greenest Employee in semi-annual and annual term)
Additional activities are introduced to all employees to get them
involved more in the externally environment events such as Earth Hour,
Big C – Used Battery Picking.
TANNER Vietnam’s Green Office Implementation Time-line 2010:
Dec 2010: Preparation
Jan 2010: Join Green Office Program
Jan 2010: WWF’s Workshop
Apr 2010: EMS Policy Establishment
Jun 2010: Environment Workshop
Jul 2010: Green Office Audit by WWF
Aug 2010: Green Office Certificate: 19th August 2010
Aug 2010: The Best Green Group Semi-Annual Award with Perks: 19th August 2010
Sep 2010: Environment Workshop
Dec 2010: Environment Workshop
TANNER Vietnam –Green Office Achievements so far:
Reduce the consumption of electricity by 16%
Reduce the consumption of water by 12%
Reduce the consumption of paper by 50%
Sustainably public transport usage increase by 21%
Build up and implement the Personal Achievement Scheme (with individual as well as team awards and perks) with all employees’ involvement
Going Greener (Keep moving forward)
As stated in his speech at the Green Office certificate granting, Mr. Elmar Dutt - Managing Director of TANNER Vietnam emphasized that the Green Office certificate is just the beginning. Having a Green Office constitutes a long-term commitment that requires all employees' involvement and devotion to keep the Green Office program moving forward.
United Nations Global Compact Initiative (UNGC initiative)
In TANNER Vietnam, we not only strive for a green working environment but also thrive with our people development. Participating in the United Nations Global Compact initiative is one of our strategies to commit to aligning the corporate business with both the global economy and society.
As a part of the primary driver of globalization, we set to strictly embrace and follow the ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
To accelerate the Global Compact strategy for the upcoming years, TANNER Vietnam explicitly advances itself in effective engagement to sustainable social development and becomes a role model for all small & medium enterprises in corporate social responsibility.
Upon maintaining the position of a Green Office certificate holder, TANNER looks forward to networking and exchanging the environmental management experiences with its stakeholders to strengthen the awareness of corporate sustainability.
TANNER also cultivates its employees which are the value-driven core of the company's business. It is the human right and friendly culture that facilitates a firm background for TANNER's people to grow and address the company's motto.
Being a participant of the UNGC, TANNER has a sufficient resource of people and knowledge empowering its progress on the global demand for sustainable development. To adhere to the UNGC's direction, TANNER has deliberated in all its policies and practices to ensure a transparent and integral business.