SFTA Webinar - Governance for Sustainability
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)
Human Capital is an important element of an organization’s opportunity to thrive. As consumers we often identify with companies that share our values, which make us engaged and loyal customers. However, what are the core elements of these companies that allow them to take sustainability and imbed it into the fabric of their culture, making them strong brands to consumers, and creating loyal, passionate, and driven employees?
New Belgium Brewing Co. is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, the company founded in 1991 focusing on Belgium style beers. The company is known for its commitment to sustainability.
In addition, New Belgium has taken a commitment to "High Involvement Culture" to create a governance structure that is unique and effective. From Open-book management, employee ownership, zero based budgeting, employee autonomy, and other employee benefits, New Belgium has an unwavering commitment to culture that has resulted in innovative ideas and a compelling case study why creative governance is an essential component for sustainability.
In this webinar you will hear from HR Director Jenny Briggs on how the company builds, sustains and measures their efforts. This includes employee retention, specific metrics related to culture, how a High Involvement Culture is beyond employee engagement and integral to sustainability and the mission of the company.
Jenny Briggs, New Belgium Brewing Co.
As HR Director, Jenny leads a team of amazing people whose work focuses on all things Coworkers and Culture including organizational development, leadership development, safety/risk management, communication, payroll, benefits, compensation, recruiting, staffing, perks, events and of course – fun! Jenny joined the New Belgium team in May 2004 and has 15 years of human resource experience in the industries of construction and communications for both private and publicly held companies. A mentor once taught her to never let a rule get in the way of making a good decision and she strives to make this a guiding principal. She brings a non-traditional viewpoint of relying primarily on values and communication. She is actively involved in the ESOP community and enjoys the rewards of working in an open book, open communication company. She holds a B.S. in Community Health Education and is actively pursuing a Graduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Enterprise Project Management. Certifications include GPHR, SPHR, certified health educator, employment law, compensation management, performance theory and organizational development
Sustainable Food Trade Association
Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to helping the organic food trade transition to more sustainable practices and raise the bar across the food industry.
Our members include organic producers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers across North America. We help members improve performance, communicate results and drive wider change through networking, education, consult and shared metrics. Our "Declaration of Sustainability in the Food Trade" provides a common framework for benchmarking performance and progress.