Socially Responsible Innovation through Lean Six Sigma

14:30 - 15:05

Social responsibility is the most direct path to sustainability. Lean Six Sigma methods are the most well understood improvement concepts. Applying Lean Six Sigma methods to affect social responsibility is an effective way to align your organization and enable the full strength of innovation through highly engaged individuals. Learn first-hand how these techniques have been successfully applied at Interface in global product development and why Interface has consistently been called one of the most sustainable companies in the world for the past 20 years.

Social responsibility is not what you think. With years of green wash and bad marketing the term doesn’t get the credit it deserves. However, the correct definition and practical demonstration of the concept is much more refreshing. When the concept of social responsibility is thoroughly understood and applied, individual engagement and innovation bloom. Aligning the individual, functional area and organization is the best way to create a culture defined by accountability, transparency, ethical behaviour and respect for stakeholders’ interests. These attributes are the first four guiding principles of social responsibility. If you are interested in doing well while doing good you should attend this presentation.

Billy Ingram, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface