For modern and complex workplaces, sustainability works best if it is becomes part of the workplace's fundamental values, “the way we do things around here”. Written policy is an embodiment of value and sustainability criteria can be included for many disciplines such as purchasing, HR, working from home, publicity and more. To effect change in your workplace it is important to understand when policies are up for review, become engaged as stakeholder and provide practical input into the document’s scope and formation. While not all suggestions will make it, inclusions can have far reaching implications as policies are in place for three to five year cycles. A simple line in a workplace policy can bring about far-reaching change. Measures will cascade into corporate reporting and compliance frameworks and eventually into practical daily proceses and procedures.