The Great Resignation has taught organizations a valuable lesson: today’s employees demand flexibility tailored to their specific needs. Organizations must pay attention to factors such as burnout, variable personal and professional priorities, and the need for better communication. In this regard, organizations must have programs focused on employee well-being.
In any well-established organization, employee wellness programs and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives are not new. These programs are organized to benefit their stakeholders and the community. A company’s commitment to social responsibility is the willingness to give back. It means adopting sustainable business activities and incorporating environmental, community, and social values whenever possible. CSR is important. One study pointed out that 64% of Millennials prefer to work for a company with a firm CSR policy. Additionally, 83% would be more loyal to work for a company that helps them support social and environmental causes.
Social Responsibility in the Workplace
An organization can take many steps to introduce social responsibility at work.
1. Invest in Employee Well-being
A healthy and happy workplace has become a means to adhere to the social responsibility commitment. Investing in workplace nutrition through employee wellness programs can improve health and productivity and reduce absenteeism. It can also help achieve the nutrition targets set out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 3 (good health and well-being), and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).
2. Promote Sustainability
Sustainability can be broken down into three main concepts: social, economic, and environmental. Organizations must preserve natural resources, support a healthy community and workforce, and generate enough revenue to be financially sustainable in the future. Businesses and stakeholders can help the environment by adopting sustainable food practices that don’t waste natural resources. Employees can reduce their carbon footprint by eating more local food.
3. Reduce Food Waste
Food waste is both a social and environmental issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Reserve Service (USDA ERS) defines food loss or waste as the amount of food that has not been consumed for any reason. Organizations with a refrigerator in their pantry can cut down on food waste. It will be easier for them to store food based on the recommended temperature, check stock inventory, and avoid overstocking.
Be Socially Responsible with Everytable’s SmartFridge
Everytable aims to change how people eat by making nutritious, fresh, made-from-scratch food accessible anytime and anywhere at affordable prices.
Everytable’s SmartFridge is a swipe-and-go vending machine that brings quality and convenience to any environment. You can be sure that meals are fresh and delicious 24/7. Our SmartFridge can help promote social responsibility in your organization. Here’s how:
- We make real food from scratch.
- We use and prepare whole, fresh ingredients with extra care to bring out the best flavor and quality.
- We use sustainable packaging. Each menu item is packed and labeled with ingredients, nutritional facts, and expiry dates.
- Our inventory management and restocking services can help cut your carbon footprint. It’s hassle-free maintenance.
- We help reduce food waste by donating uneaten food to those in need
Everytable believes that everyone should have access to nutritious food. We are changing the food system to make Real Food Real Easy. Talk to us about Everytable’s SmartFridge!