New USPS online sustainability training is available to 15,000 employees across the agency
Submitted by: Tripos Software, Inc.
Posted: Jun 03, 2013 – 10:00 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, Jun. 03 /CSRwire/ - Tripos Software, a leading provider of sustainability software and learning solutions, announced today that the US Postal Service (USPS) is using the company’s role-based online sustainability learning solutions to engage and mobilize more employees to support the agency’s strategic sustainability objectives. The new USPS online sustainability training program is available to 15,000 employees across multiple job functions.
The new program is designed to build upon the successful accomplishments by the USPS Office of Sustainability to date, where they have spearheaded a number of initiatives to address national sustainability goals in waste reduction, energy conservation, fleet fuel reduction, recycling, water use, and consumables spending. USPS will use the Sustainability In Practice™ (SIP) library from Tripos Software to expand employee knowledge, awareness and participation.
The decision to expand the SIP program for another two years to reach more employees was based on the successful outcomes of a first phase program conducted in the Fall of 2012 and supported by a cross-functional team of operational managers, training experts, supply management professionals, marketing professionals, and lean green team members.
“The US Postal Service has been an exemplary industry innovator in leading the charge for widespread employee engagement among many different job functions, operating divisions and regions across the country,” said Grant Ricketts, CEO and Co-founder for Tripos Software. “We’re proud that our solutions have worked well for such a progressively minded organization and we look forward to continuing our work with them in future years.”
Postal Service employee groups include executives, plant managers, fleet operators, procurement professionals, marketing professionals, maintenance managers, and postmasters. Providing targeted learning solutions helps employees understand how key sustainability principles apply to their specific job role. Using the SIP library also helps build cross-functional skills among green team members.
About Tripos Software
Tripos Software (www.TriposSoftware.com) provides solutions for sustainability-minded organizations who want to drive improved results through broadened employee participation and engagement. Tripos offers content, software tools, and services to educate people and build awareness about sustainable business practices, engage people in sustainability initiatives, build sustainability centers of excellence, and provide visibility into sustainability performance.
Sustainability In Practice™ is a role-based online learning curriculum designed to help employees understand how key sustainability principles apply to their job so they are better able to see opportunities and take actions that contribute to the overall success of the organization. The programs were developed in collaboration with Natural Logic (www.NatLogic.com) CEO Gil Friend, based on the acclaimed book, The Truth About Green Business. Learning modules focus on product development, operations, supply chains and procurement, buildings, IT and marketing (www.SustainabilityInPractice.com).
The U.S. Postal Service has more than 32,000 facilities, a presence in every community in the country, and one of the largest vehicle fleets in the nation. The agency has activated a wide range of initiatives to engage employees, organize green teams and develop systems infrastructure to help support these programs and achieve these goals. The Postal Service was the first federal agency to publicly report its greenhouse gas emissions and receive third-party verification of the results. For more information about the Postal Service’s sustainability initiatives, visit www.usps.com/green.
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