Client: Efficiency Nova Scotia, Michelin
When Reno Roy took on the role of Energy Manager at Michelin's Bridgewater production plant, he accepted a challenge to reduce the facilities growing power bills. Rather than recommending and enforcing mandatory changes to process, Reno wanted to capture the thoughts and ideas of employees and hear from them about what changes would make a difference. Using a model from a previous Michelin initiative, Reno set up a contest for teams to come up with the best energy saving ideas, and the Energy Olympics were born.
The response was incredible. 13 teams with almost 100 employees took part, and many energy-saving ideas proposed will now be instituted within the plant. As an example of a local company taking the initiative to reduce energy use, Efficiency Nova Scotia commissioned Journeyman to create a profile of Reno and the Energy Olympics as an example of best practice. The initiative has received widespread acclaim and may be repeated within Michelin on an international scale.
For Reno, the Energy Olympics event revealed that getting true employee engagement is a powerful tool, and a very valuable approach to ensure that business change is supported and endorsed by the workforce.
Director/shooter: Jamie Tiernay
Sound: Steve Outhit
Editor: Oren Hercz