‘68% of people care about saving energy at work’

A majority of people care about being more energy efficient in the workplace. New research found 68% of employees are interested in saving energy at work and one in five […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A majority of people care about being more energy efficient in the workplace.

New research found 68% of employees are interested in saving energy at work and one in five said they care “a great deal”.

It also revealed those working in the hospitality and leisure industry care the most, with 82% supporting it.

More than 60% of the 1,118 workers surveyed said the businesses they work in have invested in saving energy.

Nearly half (43%) agreed their organisation ensures all lights and computers are switched off when not in use and just over a quarter conduct a regular energy audit.

According to the survey, 38% of workers in the financial services sector – 12% more than the average – said their company has introduced a paperless policy, which can also help save energy.

Brian Stewart, Head of customer experience at British Gas Business said: “It is encouraging to find that employees, in various sectors, think their company is dedicated to being energy efficient, particularly in the financial services sector.”