An independent study in the UK has found that workers look to their employers to lead by example when it comes to green behavior. Many feel that it is the employer’s responsibility to provide incentives for environmentally sound practices.
Meanwhile, these same workers’ actions at home reflect a different mentality. They are conscientious when it comes to switching off lights and other electrical devices, and conserving water. Yet, these simple measures tend to go unobserved in the office.
Robert Jaques of vnunet.com writes:
“Questioned about the environmental impact of their own organisations, 49% of staff believed that their company wastes too much electricity, and a similar figure believed that their employer should put schemes in place to help save resources in the workplace.
Over a third of staff said that they would like more training on how to be environmentally friendly.”
Learn more about employee attitudes toward green behavior in the workplace.
Originally published January 15, 2007.