SOL Baltic’s management team went back to school
02. November 2022
Freedom and responsibility have been the main principles of SOL’s organisational and working culture for nearly 30 years. As an employer, we invest in the professional and personal development of our employees. This has helped us motivate our workers to have a say in the company’s activities and accept new and exciting challenges. In addition to the aforementioned principles, we also value leadership and setting a good example for other people. These principles have encouraged the seven members of the SOL Baltics’ management team to go back to school and improve their knowledge.
For a while, SOL has been focused on providing property maintenance services and organizing its internal processes in a more sustainable and effective way – whether it be chemical-free cleaning, avoiding the use of plastic bags or automating internal processes. Even the smallest changes are important to ensure sustainability and environmental protection. The question is, are they enough? One of the motivating factors of a sustainable approach is the exponential increase in energy prices, of course.
We soon knew we wanted to do more to improve our living environment, both by ourselves as well as with our clients and partners. We realized that if we truly want to carry out ideas and activities that help protect our environment, sustainability should not be the responsibility of only a few enthusiasts or specialists from our team but the whole management team. Let’s start with ourselves to make a change!
There are a number of courses and training opportunities regarding green transition – some are more theoretical, some more practical. We decided to take the Green Transition Management micro degree program at Tallinn University. The program is a great combination of theory and practice. The management team also formed a separate task force for practical work that allows them to develop SOL’s environmental protection and sustainability strategy during their studies. One of the reasons for choosing this programme was that it is a MICRO DEGREE. You can find out more about micro degrees by searching online.
The management team has successfully finished their first school days. It already became clear on the first day that it is high time we join the sustainability cause. Unfortunately, Estonia is one of the fastest and largest overconsumers (per person) of Earth’s resources in the world. By the middle of spring, Estonia has already exhausted all the annual resources that the planet could renew on its own. This means that for the rest of the year, we ‘borrow’ resources from nature and from the next generations, which does not seem sustainable. How long can we keep ‘borrowing’ like this?