Every year we take a hard look at what Seventh Generation is doing to move our understanding of sustainability and corporate responsibility forward. How do we define sustainability? Do we really walk the walk? From a practical standpoint, how well do we incorporate the idea of the Iroquois quote, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations?"
The journey is intense, consciousness-expanding, and humbling. We have come to learn that "you can't do it alone" -- that you need to find more and more ways to work within all the systems you touch. At Seventh Generation, we employ sustainability-think to find how to truly "do more with less."
We just released our 2007 Corporate Consciousness Report. We reveal all the information/data that discloses where we are on the journey of sustainability, and we tell many stories about how all our folks (employees and stakeholders) are getting us there. Oddly, the process of changing what you know to what you are discovering is what sustainability is all about.
Please read the report, and please let us know what you think by commenting to this post. Your feedback helps us understand how to get better. In the words of Shakespeare's Hamlet, "be cruel only to be kind."
To celebrate the release of the report, we are running a contest. Tell us about an idea in the report that inspired you, and how you would use $5,000 to take that idea and make a difference. Click here for information on how to apply.
As always, thank you.
Director of Corporate Consciousness