6 customisable OKR examples for Sustainability Manager

What are Sustainability Manager OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Sustainability Manager to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Sustainability Manager OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Sustainability Manager Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to boost our company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) involvement and visibility

  • ObjectiveBoost our company's corporate social responsibility (CSR) involvement and visibility
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of CSR projects by 20%
  • TaskGet executive approval for CSR expansion
  • TaskAllocate resources to support an increased CSR project
  • TaskIdentify potential partners and causes for new CSR projects
  • Key ResultInvolve 70% of staff in volunteering activities related to CSR
  • TaskSet up regular volunteer opportunities with local charities
  • TaskPublicize volunteering events through internal communication channels
  • TaskIdentify interests of staff for suitable CSR activities
  • Key ResultDecrease carbon footprint by 15% through energy-efficient initiatives
  • TaskInstall energy-efficient appliances and lighting
  • TaskEstablish company-wide recycling program
  • TaskImplement solar panels to generate renewable power

2OKRs to implement a sustainable system for organizational growth

  • ObjectiveImplement a sustainable system for organizational growth
  • Key ResultDecrease operational inefficiencies by 20% through sustainable strategies
  • TaskTrain staff on environmentally-friendly waste disposal practices
  • TaskEstablish paperless document management system for streamlined operations
  • TaskImplement energy-efficient equipment across all operational lines
  • Key ResultSave 15% of business expenses by adopting sustainable practices and policies
  • TaskPromote recycling or composting to lower waste management costs
  • TaskDecrease paper usage by promoting digital solutions
  • TaskImplement energy-efficient equipment to reduce power bills
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of the team on sustainability best practices by end of quarter
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions for the team
  • TaskIdentify relevant sustainability best practices for training
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive sustainability training program

3OKRs to establish robust financial structure for sustainability and growth

  • ObjectiveEstablish robust financial structure for sustainability and growth
  • Key ResultIncrease organizational revenue by 20% through new client acquisition
  • TaskImplement effective marketing strategies to attract potential clients
  • TaskTrain sales team on techniques for successful client acquisition
  • TaskEnhance product or service offerings to broaden appeal
  • Key ResultImplement a new budgeting system accounting for all departments
  • TaskCreate a standardized budgeting template
  • TaskIdentify necessary expenses for each department
  • TaskDistribute and train departments on the new system
  • Key ResultReduce operational cost by 15% through streamlining processes
  • TaskImplement lean strategies to optimize efficiency
  • TaskAutomate routine procedures to save manpower
  • TaskIdentify redundant tasks and merge them effectively

4OKRs to boost sales volume and ensure long-term company sustainability

  • ObjectiveBoost sales volume and ensure long-term company sustainability
  • Key ResultDevelop two new client relationships for potential future sales agreements
  • TaskIdentify potential clients aligning with our product/service offerings
  • TaskDevelop and present tailored proposals to identified clients
  • TaskReach out to potential clients, initiate discussions
  • Key ResultImplement cost-saving measures to improve net profit margin by 10%
  • TaskEvaluate and optimize supplier contracts for lower costs
  • TaskOptimize workforce management to reduce overtime payments
  • TaskImplement energy-saving procedures in company operations
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in sales by expanding our customer base
  • TaskEnhance customer service to improve retention rates
  • TaskDevelop and implement an aggressive marketing strategy
  • TaskIdentify and target new customer demographics

5OKRs to increase financial sustainability of our non-profit organisation

  • ObjectiveIncrease financial sustainability of our non-profit organisation
  • Key ResultSecure funds for 2 years of operation by applying to at least 10 grants
  • TaskPrepare and finalize grant applications
  • TaskResearch potential grants suitable for business operations
  • TaskSubmit applications to a minimum of 10 grant bodies
  • Key ResultRaise $50,000 in fundraising campaigns by targeting corporate sponsorship and public donations
  • TaskLaunch campaign to solicit public donations
  • TaskDevelop compelling sponsorship packages to attract sponsors
  • TaskIdentify potential corporate sponsors for targeted outreach
  • Key ResultDecrease operational expenses by 10% through cost-effective resource utilization
  • TaskRenegotiate supplier contracts for favorable terms
  • TaskImplement energy-saving practices across operations
  • TaskIdentify underutilized resources and reassign for maximum efficiency

6OKRs to ensure sustainability of the financial business

  • ObjectiveEnsure sustainability of the financial business
  • Key ResultBoost customer retention rate by 20% through enhanced service offerings
  • TaskEnhance technical support and response time
  • TaskDevelop attractive loyalty programs for customers
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training for customer service staff
  • Key ResultIncrease net profit margin by 15% through operational efficiency improvements
  • TaskStreamline supply chain management to cut costs and improve delivery times
  • TaskImplement lean manufacturing techniques to reduce waste and inefficiency
  • TaskInvest in advanced technology solutions to automate repetitive tasks
  • Key ResultReduce overhead costs by 10% by implementing cost-saving measures
  • TaskImplement energy-saving solutions to cut utility costs
  • TaskConduct regular auditing to identify unnecessary expenditures
  • TaskStreamline operations processes to improve efficiency

Sustainability Manager OKR best practices to boost success

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to weekly OKR check-ins

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

How to turn your Sustainability Manager OKRs in a strategy map

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Sustainability Manager OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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