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Staff can help in office eco-initiatives

17/12/2008

Staff can help in office eco-initiatives

New research has suggested staff should be involved in workplace sustainability initiatives to help companies cut costs.

Morgan Lovell's white paper 'Ten Business Reasons to green your office' suggests setting up dedicated recycling points rather than using separate bins and says staff will want to take part in eco- initiatives.

"Protecting our planet has become an important issue for many people," it noted.

"It's very likely that your staff will want to make a real difference – and they may already be taking action outside work. Encouraging it in the office can tap into that commitment within your team."

The report goes on to suggest green companies could save money, cut their tax bill and stay ahead of new government legislation.

Adopting a more sustainable approach is also a positive move for a firms' profile. Morgan Lovell notes consumers are increasingly aware of environmental issues "so taking a green stance can give you credibility – and the edge over the competition".

According to the government's Envirowise programme, office workers waste enough printing and writing paper every day to cover a championship golf course over 300 times.

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