Could a football team win a match if only half their players were pulling their weight? Or could a team of builders construct a skyscraper if only a few of them were following the blueprints? 

No – because for a group activity to be successful, everyone involved has to be working together behind the same goal. 

Your company’s resource efficiency programs are the same. 

If your company is going to make resource efficiency progress that sticks and unlock the cost reductions, improved productivity and reduced environmental impact that come with it, it doesn’t matter how many operational changes you put in place – if your colleagues aren’t engaged, you won’t succeed. 

 So how can you go about changing behaviours and engaging your workforce with your resource efficiency programme? 

We joined Ryan Spies, Director of Sustainability at Saint Gobain, Susan Hunt from WeSpire and Richard Taylor from Manufacture 2030 to explore: 

  1. Why behaviour change and engagement are hugely important parts of successful resource efficiency projects;
  2. How Saint-Gobain managed their behaviour change and engagement journey, and how they overcame challenges along the way;
  3. What your company can do to kick-start behaviour change, drawing on insight from WeSpire and Manufacture 2030’s work on developing the Bee tool.

You can listen to the full recording, including all slides, below...

Keen to publish your content inside the Hive? Or want to know more about the Bee? Let us know - we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at