We work with brands and businesses that share our values and that are committed to making sustainability part of their DNA.
“I was delighted to engage Change by Degrees to do a packaging awareness workshop for our marketing teams as well as making videos make videos for our social media campaign on Packaging and choice in SuperValu. Their reputation as the founders of Plastic Free Kinsale ensured they had credibility and authenticity. Tara and Madeleine brought great insight into what consumers are looking from our brand in terms of packaging. Our teams and customers engaged really well with these practical workshop and down to earth videos.”
Julie Dorel, Corporate Communications Manager
Musgrave Retail Partners
“Tara and Madeleine of Change by Degrees led an engaging workshop that supported and enhanced our thinking about our role in decarbonising the Irish economy. Their approach to storytelling has helped us to message complex and technical information in a simple and compelling way.
Ian O’Flynn, Head of Commercial & Corporate Affairs,
Gas Networks Ireland
“Change by Degrees designed and facilitated a messaging workshop
for our Carbon Capture and Storage team. They provided useful international and national context for our work and challenged us to think differently and more creatively. It has really helped us to crystalize our purpose and our messages.”
Catherine Sheridan, Communications Manager,
Sustainability is not a fad or a short term trend. It is a smart way of doing business that reduces waste, adds to your brand value, attracts talented staff and increases customer loyalty. Doing the right thing for the environment and your community can also be the right thing for your businesses bottom line. Our mission is to change the conversation on sustainability from ‘do I have to’ to ‘where do I start’. We help businesses to design and deliver sustainable actions and to communicate and tell the story of their commitment to sustainability.
Benefits to your company
Your not just helping the the world you can help your business
60% more committed to a brand when a business is committed to sustainability.
93% of global consumers
93% of global consumers want to see more of the brands they use support worthy social and/or environmental issues.
Businesses can grow 30%
Businesses can grow 30% faster when it’s committed to sustainable activity.
A €966 billion
A €966 billion market opportunity exists for brands that make their sustainability credentials clear.
Businesses that are ‘doing the right thing’ attract and retain top-talent.
37% higher sales
37% higher sales when employees feel the company they work for aligns with their own values.
3 times more creative
Employees are 3 times more creative when they are happy in their job and like where they work.
13% staff productivity
13% staff productivity increase when a business is committed to sustainable activity.
50% staff turnover decrease
50% staff turnover decrease when a business is committed to sustainable activity.
Quick Tips For Your Office
Watch the video for some quick wins!
Older employees are least likely to be taking responsibility for waste. Of those aged 55-64, more than one-fifth are not recycling at work (22 per cent). The greenest employees were 25-34 year-olds, with only 6 per cent not making the effort to recycle in the workplace.
But recycling is only one facet of how an office can be more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint. Green procurement, car pooling and cycling to work nall have a major impact. And simple things like using keep cup and reusable water bottles can reduce waste costs and the the volume of rubbish going to landfill.
eEducation is at the centre of changing behavior and engaging employees.
Change by Degrees designs and delivers workshops for employees and senior staff members on sustainability trends, consumer expectations and international best practice. Whether you want to learn the basics around waste and recycling or create a sustainability policy to guide your business model, we can help.
People are far less likely to recycle at work than at home. They tend to feel a lack of responsibility because they are not paying for the items and are too time poor to instate rules and procedures for others to follow. Equally, they are unsure about what the right thing to do and what should go where. Some who are making an effort unwittingly contaminate recycling bins by putting the wrong things in the wrong bin.
In the UK, a survey of 2,000 people, conducted by Anglian Home Improvements, revealed that British people are fifteen times more likely to avoid recycling in the workplace than they are in their own homes. While only 1 per cent do not recycle at home, that rises to 15 per cent when it comes to recycling in the workplace (www.smallbusiness.co.uk).
We were delighted with the advice Change by Degrees gave us when they attended our Wellness Center in Apple Cork. They shared practical, easy to understand information and proposed simple and achievable recommendations to reduce waste and single use plastics that we were able to implement immediately. We also asked Change by Degrees to write a sustainability policy for us, to help us to communicate our commitment to reducing our impact on the world around us. Great service and practical advice!
Dr. Billy Waters
National Implant Centre
I was delighted to engage Change by Degrees to do a packaging awareness workshop for our marketing tems as well as making videos make videos for our social media campaign on Packaging and choice in SuperValu. Their reputation as the founders of Plastic Free Kinsale ensured they had credibility and authenticity. Tara and Madeleine brought great insight into what consumers are looking from our brand in terms of packaging. Our teams and customers engaged really well with these practical workshop and down to earth videos.
Julie Dorel, Corporate Communications Manager
Musgrave Retail Partners.
Policy & Strategy
It is a really positive process developing and implementing our Plastic Free Strategy with Madeline and Tara’s input. Their knowledge and eagerness to increase everyone’s awareness to avoid single use plastic is inspiring and working with Change by Degrees is an engaging and educative process which really encourages us to share our commitment to sustainability with our team and clients here.
Sinead Hurley, Manager
Oysterhaven Activity Centre