Essay on Booz Allen

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“Greening” Waste Management Services at Booz Allen Hamilton Laura E. Johnson Assignment 5, Course 761.700 February 8, 2009

Executive Summary “Greening” is a growing requirement for our Government clients and increasingly important for our brand and to attract talent. We are likely to face challenges selling our clients on environmentally responsible practices if we are not ourselves forward-looking. This study specifically focused on improving Booz Allen’s waste management and recycling programs as part of its broader focus on corporate social responsibility. Interviews were conducted with key stakeholders in the office services and facilities teams
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With 20,000 employees in 80 offices, Booz Allen Hamilton has much to gain from focusing its attention on its own enormous environmental footprint. This report specifically focuses on improving Booz Allen’s waste management and recycling programs and implementing a “greening” change communications strategy as part of its broader focus on corporate social responsibility. “Greening” is used to refer to employing environmentally-friendly practices in one’s personal lifestyle, in a business or manufacturing environment, in the way we build infrastructure and communicate with one another, and so on. “Greening” is a growing requirement for our Government clients and increasingly important for our brand and to attract talent. On January 24th, 2007, President Bush signed the Executive Order, "Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management" (President Bush issues, p. 5) , which is driving change for Booz Allen’s Federal clients (e.g., Booz Allen is currently supporting multiple Defense and Civil agency clients to improve their procurement practices and overall sustainability position). With the new administration, anticipated additional requirements and pressures are coming. There is also growing state and local interest in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Booz Allen must “walk the talk” to

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