Publications & Thought Leadership

February 2024

Social Purpose Implementation Case Study – Hemlock

Posted in Leadership Strategies

Once companies adopt a social purpose as their reason to exist, they begin the transformational journey to authentically embed it in everything they do and collaborate with others to achieve it.

This is one of two case studies of social purpose implementation. It outlines the social purpose implementation of Hemlock Printers, an SME operating in the Pacific Northwest. The other profiles the social purpose implementation of a financial institution operating nationally, with nearly 2,000 employees.

This case study describes why Hemlock Printers adopted a social purpose and the benefits it is realizing. It profiles the company’s internal approach to social purpose execution and lists the company’s long-term goals and metrics. It provides information on how it is engaging stakeholders on its social purpose, including non-profits, suppliers, clients, and industry. The case study includes an image of Hemlock’s social purpose ecosystem and its five-year goals to mobilize the ecosystem. Details are provided on how Hemlock is embedding its purpose in the customer experience.

It also describes Hemlock’s implementation challenges and lessons learned.

Read the Coast Capital social implementation case study.

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