Although sustainability has gained social and entrepreneurial priority and there is an urgent need for action, the topic is only weakly anchored in many companies' own processes. However, sustainable and effective transformation requires broad participation and can no longer be implemented only through isolated individual measures.
In this dynamic environment, risks quickly arise for companies, as sustainability is increasingly becoming a competitive factor. On the other hand, this also offers companies opportunities to differentiate themselves on the market through the topic of sustainability.
When analysing the levers for major challenges (e.g. decarbonisation/circular economy), it quickly becomes clear that many corporate divisions and departments are affected and must actively participate. Nevertheless, sustainability issues are usually the responsibility of individual staff departments and are only occasionally supported and consolidated by management and organisation.
In addition, there is a lack of “internal effect” of sustainability strategies. Many strategies focus on marketing & compliance requirements. Therefore, the target group is outside of the company. The meaning of your own sustainability strategy, specifically for your own employees, usually remains vague. Insufficient transparency and knowledge about who can and should influence sustainability issues how and where in the process contributes to that. We often see a lack of measurability and decision-making criteria. Without measurability, however, goals and thus the assumption of responsibility are hardly possible.
We are convinced that the necessary transformation requires a broad anchoring in companies. This includes that change and improvement are organized in a structured, targeted and holistic manner. Lean management systems offer an enormous lever. A functioning system provides the methods, routines and guidelines by which a company can develop and continuously improve.
With our Lean & Green approach, we aim to combine lean management strategically, operationally and organisationally with environmental protection and resource efficiency. This also includes creating transparency about the key levers and assigning them to the core processes.
This way, we create a basis on which ecological issues are also promoted as part of the continuous improvement process.
The core of Lean & Green is the combination of competences from two areas - in our case as consultants, but more importantly in the structures of the company. The aim of all projects is therefore to align languages, ways of thinking, and reporting structures in order to establish greater influence on both sides. With our know-how from both worlds, we can build the crucial bridges and accompany a "growing together". We also offer a wide range of training courses on both lean and green topics.
Numerous companies use our annual Lean & Green Management Award to set a benchmark and exchange ideas with other companies. In accordance to the motto "learning with and from the best", everyone (including us) benefits from a continuous exchange on the subject of Lean & Green. This year the award takes place on October 19th 2023 at last year's winner DMG MORI in Pfronten. Save the Date!
From a short assessment to a comprehensive Lean & Green transformation. Adapted to your individual challenge, we have the right approach for you.