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Customer Sustainability StoriesSee how some of the world's largest companies have used Better Workplace to tell their sustainability stories:

Sun Microsystems - Open Work

Better Workplace Commute Management and Reporting System was used to assess the 3BL (environmental, economic, societal) impacts associated with Sun's Open Work program.

Sun Microsystems provided network computing infrastructure solutions that include computer systems, software, storage and services. Open Work was Sun's global, location-independent program providing technologies, workspaces, and best practices supporting all 35,000 employees worldwide. The 14-year-old, award-winning Open Work program was ingrained into the organization's corporate culture and policies and embraced all employees - no matter where or how they worked.

Triple Bottom Line Results

  • 160 hours of commute time avoided / ee / year
  • 82,500 tons of CO2e saved / year
  • $2000 fuel & maintenance savings / ee / year
  • 6,600 seats saved in 2007
  • $400M in enterprise saving over a 5 year period
  • #1 reason employees recommended Sun and consistently in top 3 in Power of Sun survey

TIAA CREF - Alternative Work Styles

Better Workplace Design, Management and Tracking Systems are used to support the deployment and operations of the enterprise wide Alternative Work Spaces Program.

TIAA-CREF is a $400 billion full-service financial services group of companies that has dedicated itself to helping those in the academic, medical, cultural, and research fields for over 90 years. TIAA-CREF has introduced an organization-wide telework program called - Alternative Work Spaces (AWS). The goal is to create an integrated work environment that supports the ability of the workforce to manage, work, collaborate, and innovate on or off site.

Triple Bottom Line Results

  • Over 2,000 employees formally migrated to AWS program
  • Reduced real estate holdings in Tier 1 market by 75,000 square feet
  • $15M in annual real estate savings
  • Improvement in workplace satisfaction and employee work / life balance
  • 90% positive employee and manager ratings of improved productivity and performance

Northrop Grumman - Flexible Work

Better Workplace Intelligent Enterprise Design System and Management System are used to drive critical design and implementation decisions and enable program deployment.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. NGC leveraged flexible work practices and alternative workplace design to drive significant saving across their real estate and IT portfolios, support workgroup collaboration, increase workplace flexibility, and aid in the attraction and retention of key staff.

Triple Bottom Line Results

  • 15 pilot sites involving over 2000 employees
  • 97% satisfaction
  • 22% increase in workspace utilization
  • $2.3M in real estate savings
  • Forecast of $110M / year in enterprise savings at 20% employee participation
  • 2008 CoreNet REmmy Award Winner - Corporate Real Estate Leadership Excellence

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