Workers want their employers to go green

Almost two-thirds of employees want their companies to invest more of their profits in protecting the environment, according to research out today.
The research also shows that staff racked up 26.5 billion miles flying on business last year, enough to travel more than 600 times to the Mars.
The findings come in a YouGov survey of 1,287 full-time staff, which found that 62% of employees believe companies should contribute something towards minimising the impact of business travel on climate change.
But 77% of workers said they were not prepared to make a contribution of their own.

Only 5% are prepared to sacrifice a percentage of their salary and 2% would give up a percentage of their holiday allowance to help their employer to pay for the extra costs of going green.

Graham Flack, managing director of Portman Travel, which commissioned the research, said employees demanded bold action to protect the environment and expected their employers to lead the way.
“This places a huge responsibility on businesses to take visible action,” he said.

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