35% UK employees want employers to take climate action

Signal of change / 35% UK employees want employers to take climate action

By Jennifer Revell / 28 May 2019

A survey of over 2,000 UK employees, taken by culture and behavioural change consultancy Kin&Co, found that 35% of employees want their employer to take action against climate change.

The research found that 60% felt acting on climate breakdown is the responsibility of their CEO, and 30% said they want their CEO to declare a climate emergency, yet just 10% of companies have a set carbon emissions reduction target.

 

So what?

Individuals are waking up to actions that they can take to help the planet, such as diet change and domestic waste reduction, but we are aware that industrial and organisational change is imperative to effective climate change mitigation. Members of the workforce that is now highly aware of the planet's fragility are likely to choose to join a company that supports movements toward planetary health.

The implications of this will encourage organisations to implement changes within their business in order to avoid losing a talented workforce as well as loyal customers.

Will organisations acknowledge their responsibility and role in tackling climate breakdown?

 

Sources

http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/staff-want-employers-to-declare-a-climate-emergency/356599/?utm_content=Staff%20want%20employers%20to%20declare%20a%20climate%20emergency&utm_campaign=HR24May19&utm_source=HR%20Magazine&utm_medium=adestra_email&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hrmagazine.co.uk%2Farticle-details%2Fstaff-want-employers-to-declare-a-climate-emergency%2F%24AMF_FIELD_mab_userid%24%2F

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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