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Driving Employee Engagement Through The Sustainability Squad


When considering Company-wide EHS initiatives, employee engagement is at the forefront of the conversation. One example of this is the Sustainability Squad, a team to conceptualize and share ideas that drive energy and waste reduction at several manufacturing and distribution sites. Jennifer Olsson, Sherwin-Williams Global Supply Chain Engineering Director, shared that “the team is composed of individuals across the different regions of our business, and includes individuals from the site, region and division that are passionate about sustainability.”


“We meet monthly to find ways to drive sustainability at our sites through employee engagement and program development,” she continued. “The Sustainability Squad is a great resource for the Company. It provides an outlet for employees who are passionate about sustainability to share ideas on energy and waste reduction and help build excitement around sustainability.”


Employee engagement projects – like the Sustainability Squad – are an opportunity to connect to and educate the communities in which we live and work to foster collaboration, trust and innovation. “This is embedded in who we are and what we do,” said Jessica Slomka, Sherwin-Williams Global Director of Sustainability. “Additionally, we are exploring the expansion of employee engagement by implementing sustainability ambassadors and employee resource groups in 2023 and beyond,” Slomka concluded.


This story is featured in the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Sustainability Report.