Going green – how sustainability boosts employee productivity
27 October 2019 / Workplace wellbeing
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.