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Workers Value Eco-Friendly Office Spaces [Infographic]

Nov. 11, 2019
New survey analyzed responses from U.S. office workers.

Environmental consciousness is at the forefront of workers' minds, and your company's culture could be affected by it.

A new survey by UK commercial property agents Savoy Stewart asked 1,703 office workers about their opinions on their company's green initiatives.

Respondents scored their current offices in terms of eco-friendliness, and most answers averaged at only 2.1 out of 5 (1 = not eco-friendly at all and 5 = very eco-friendly).

In addition, survey results indicated that employers aren't implementing enough in terms of eco-incentive office features, which Savoy Stewart listed as:

  • Energy efficient utilities/devices (42%)
  • Office challenges and green policies (32%)
  • Eco-friendly office design and architecture (31%)
  • Abundance of plant-life (27%)
  • In-office sustainability team (14%)
  • Chemical-free washing/cleaning products (12%)

Workers who took the survey said changing the use of utilities and devices will have the most environmental impact in the office, followed by a change in office designs, mindsets, and lastly materials and supplies.

About the Author

Stefanie Valentic

Stefanie Valentic was formerly managing editor of EHS Today, and is currently editorial director of Waste360.

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