During hard times companies forget being green

During times of recession, companies are much more likely to care about their margins than they are about green or legislative measures. This is according to a recent poll conducted […]

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By Tom Gibson

During times of recession, companies are much more likely to care about their margins than they are about green or legislative measures. This is according to a recent poll conducted by energy consultants M&C Energy Group.

The poll showed that 45% of participants thought the cost of energy would be the most important energy-related influence on their organisation in 2012, compared to just 15% who thought carbon reduction would be at the top of the agenda.

Andy Dewis, a Carbon Management expert from M&C Energy Group said: “This just shows that in times of economic difficulty people are more interested in either making or saving their company money to keep their job… The ‘softer’ considerations of running a cleaner and greener operation often fall behind in priority.”