At Wells Fargo, we hope to inspire a culture of sustainability for our communities—in our operations and through our everyday business decisions. One of the ways we help to engage team members at all levels is through our Green Teams, and recently, our St. Louis team created a unique recognition program that helps "catch" people in the act of being "green."
Here's how it works: Green Team members serve as spotters for office "green" actions of any kind—from using reusable mugs and sorting recycling correctly to biking to work or opting not to print. The "eco" team member is thanked for their work on the spot, as well as with a follow-up eCard, one of our corporate recognition tools. Every month, all the people who receive an eco eCard are entered in a drawing for a chance to win a gift card prize, and the winners are announced via the Wells Fargo Advisors Intranet.
Launched just last month, the program has already received more than 100 submissions in the first month alone! The immediate recognition and follow-up prizes are helping to make eco actions fun and engaging for everyone at the St. Louis campus. And the Green Team is able to collect great data on how people are embracing sustainability at work.
While many of us don't need additional incentives to do the right thing for the environment, it's always nice to be recognized by others. Sometimes the promise of a potential prize can help convince even the most skeptical employees to take part.
Does your company recognize its employees for your environmentalism? If so, how?