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Table 6 Observed social-cultural activities in the two case study SMEs

From: Transforming manufacturing to be ‘good for planet and people’, through enabling lean and green thinking in small and medium-sized enterprises

Observed social- cultural activities within the two SME case studies Firm identifier
F-A F-B
Internal
 Increasing sustainability awareness across all departments and functions  
 Providing freedom in decision making and testing new ideas  
 Encouraging employees to engage in deep work
 Implementing clearly defined communication channels
 Conducting strategic team meetings
External
 Community engagement and Corporate social responsibility  
 Participating in events with networking opportunities such as industry conferences, conventions and workshops
 Supporting university student’s research project and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities  
 Conducting stakeholder consultation and engagement activities