Green employers 'stop at recycling'

04-09-2007

Green employers 'stop at recycling'
Employers looking to step up their green credentials and boost environmental awareness tend to leave it at recycling, according to new reports.

Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found that many employers are finding it difficult to implement environmentally-friendly policies in the workplace, leaving many to limit their efforts to recycling.

A recent study shows that more than 90 per cent of businesses encourage recycling while 83 per cent encourage energy reduction, but further measures are proving limited in their success.

The report highlighted green transport measures as having been marginally successful, with less than half (45 per cent) encouraging car-sharing and 30 per cent allowing staff to work from home.

Report co-author Gerwyn Davies highlights the wider benefit of going green, saying: "Where practical, this could reduce costs and stress levels for employees and improve productivity for the employer."

It was also found that 37 per cent of businesses are looking to achieve carbon neutral status while only eight per cent of employers reward green activity with financial incentives.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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