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Fostering a culture of sustainability starts with your people

Nathalie Huynh, Country HR Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Schneider Electric, highlights why organizations should prioritize sustainability in 2023.

It is becoming increasingly important for organizations to develop a culture of sustainability as a key component of their policies and practices. HR professionals play a key role in facilitating this development as they are responsible for creating an environment in which employees can contribute to the organization’s sustainability goals.

At Schneider Electric, a digital solutions provider for energy and automation Building a Greener Singapore A report late last year found that 90% of business leaders work for organizations with sustainability strategies and policies. Additionally, more than half of his 500 business leaders surveyed say their organizations are increasingly integrating sustainability into their business strategy.

Nathalie Huynh, Country HR Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Schneider Electric said: HRM Asia“As sustainability is becoming more important to business regardless of industry, HR professionals are committed to attracting and growing the talent that will help organizations accelerate progress on their sustainability goals in 2023. Against this backdrop, we foresee more organizations committing to net-zero targets for 2023 and related sustainability Develop a workforce with the skills and competencies of potential.”

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“We expect more organizations to commit to net-zero targets in 2023 and develop their workforce with relevant sustainability skills and competencies.” – Nathalie Huynh, Country HR Director for Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Schneider Electric

Besides attracting new employees with the right skills, HR professionals should make a concerted effort to upskill existing employees in the organization, she suggested. According to Huynh, the goal is to work with senior management to review workplace practices and develop relevant training opportunities so employees can acquire skills in areas such as sustainability reporting and become more environmentally friendly. To be a true advocate of the future.

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“HR professionals also have the relevant knowledge to be effective change catalysts that can strengthen their organization’s sustainability foundation and empower their employees to drive sustainable operations. You have to keep pace with what you wear,” she concluded.

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