04 March 2011

Linking Pay to Sustainability

By Mary Vincent - Follow on Twitter @MaryVincent

WBCSD's People Matter Project's new Issue Brief on Reward features companies that are pioneering their own ways to reflect sustainability in pay, bonuses and non-financial rewards. The most common is a balanced scorecard system, which gives each executive their own objectives tied to the company's strategic financial and non-financial objectives.
Chris Librie, Director of Global Sustainability at SC Johnson says integrating sustainability into the incentives and appraisals of senior managers has been crucial to advancing greener product development "When we started we didn't have it all figured out, but realized that we had to do something. Making it explicit and incentivizing performance had a great benefit. We would not have been able to achieve this if it had not been part of the objectives of senior people."