Why offices need to embrace sustainability for the future

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A new report from the corporate sustainability consultants, SaveMoneyCutCarbon, has unveiled that whilst half of the nation prioritise sustainability in their homes, they ignore their environmental responsibilities in the office.

The report found that over half of employees are provided with zero information on how to be green at work, the report revealed that UK workers are increasingly finding it difficult to practice sustainability with no financial stake or responsibility in the matter.

To this end, firms are beginning to embrace a comprehensive approach to carbon emissions measurement by incorporating carbon literacy assessments into their sustainability strategies.

The proprietary research from SaveMoneyCutCarbon unveiled that one in seven (14 per cent) employees are now taking matters into their own hands as they feel their co-workers and managers do not address the wider issue.

From switching jobs, declining offers and avoiding applications, it seems that if today’s modern workforce is not on board with a business’s ESG framework, then our journey to reaching net zero is significantly at risk.

Mark Sait, the CEO/founder of SaveMoneyCutCarbon, comments on why the responsibility of taking action on climate change lies in the hands of business owners, HR and training staff: “Given the cost-of-living crisis and the escalating climate emergency, when funding stands still, it goes backwards.

“With schemes popping up and expiring in the last decade, it’s hard to get a measure of the total value of grants offered over time. In all cases, these schemes are usually time bound and subject to whims or changing administrations. They can only ever be part of the solution.

“It is crucial for employers to understand the generations who are increasingly turning away from roles who do not prioritise ESG goals, but further to continue to drive progress on the challenges that matter most to them. This will not only help boost productivity and retain talent—it will ultimately build trust and value for business in society more broadly.

“Our young generation of workers are looking for employers that can help empower them to make a difference. Organizations that actively listen and help address their needs and concerns will improve business resiliency and implement actionable change in our world.”

By Mark Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily

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