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Going green – how sustainability boosts employee productivity

October 27, 2019 / Corporate Wellness

Written By: Gabrielle Purchon

Did you know that almost three-quarters of 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, we’re working to create a sustainable workplace by incorporating a number of green initiatives throughout our offices worldwide. Large windows let in natural light and energy-efficient light bulbs reduce energy consumption. We’re stocked with delicious and healthy bulk snacks and foods that significantly cut down on packaging waste. Gifting employees with reusable water bottles and the installation of water coolers not only encourages our people to keep up their hydration but also eliminates the need for disposable water bottles. We also partnered with LA-based design company Scale1to1 to furnish much of the recently renovated Providence office with sustainably produced furniture made from recycled materials. 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 organisation’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.  

Download our Quick Read to discover how sustainability improves the employee experience and learn seven ways your organisation can go green now. 

About The Author

Gabrielle is the content marketing manager and strategist at Virgin Pulse. Her adventurous and food-seeking attitude has led her to jump out of planes and dine at one of the best restaurants in the world. But as someone who strives for balance, you can also find her enjoying quiet moments with a book or face planting in the sand come summer.

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