7 Ways Green Business Practices Impact Your Employees
April 25, 2019 / Corporate Wellness
Did you know that almost three-quarters of U.S. workers said they would be more likely to work for a company with a green footprint? Not only that, taking actionable steps toward sustainability in the workplace can improve productivity and make for happier employees.
Here at Virgin Pulse HQ in Providence, RI, we’re working to create a sustainable workplace by incorporating a number of green initiatives throughout our recently renovated office. Large windows let in natural light and energy-efficient lightbulbs reduce energy consumption. We’re stocked with delicious and healthy bulk snacks and foods from Boston-based LeanBox that significantly cut down on packaging waste. Bevi beverage machines located throughout the office eliminate the need for disposable water bottles or cans of seltzer (any other bubbly water fanatics out there?!). We also partnered with LA-based design company Scale1to1 to furnish much of the office with sustainably produced furniture made from recycled materials and manufactured in the United States. All these efforts are helping us create a green space that our employees are proud of and love to work in.
Beyond upholding a responsibility to reduce your organization’s footprint, there are evidence-backed reasons for making your business a little more eco-friendly. Sustainability in the workplace can impact everything from recruiting and company culture, to morale and productivity.