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Sustainability In the Workplace: why it’s important

Green products are becoming a must! We only get one planet and taking proper care of it has become a top priority of today’s consumers. In a global survey from IBM, 51% of respondents said that environmental sustainability is more important to them today than in previous years. Many are practicing what they preach, with […]

Green products are becoming a must!

We only get one planet and taking proper care of it has become a top priority of today’s consumers. In a global survey from IBM, 51% of respondents said that environmental sustainability is more important to them today than in previous years.

Many are practicing what they preach, with 49% of consumers saying they’ve willingly paid up to 59% more for products branded as sustainable or socially responsible in the last 12 months.
A variety of factors influence an individual’s ability to make sustainable choices—such as where they live, their level of income, and knowledge of their options. But these attitudes don’t just apply at home, and instead have extended into the workplace as more millennials and Gen Z migrate into workplaces. These two generations are extremely aware of the impact on the environment.

In a recent survey of 1,000 UK workers, 49% felt that eliminating the use of unsustainable materials is the most effective way that their organisation could improve their environmental impact, followed by measuring carbon outputs and carbon offsetting important for more than a third of these respondents.
A combination of better product quality, greater value for money, and a better understanding of what impact their purchase can make would help more than 4 in 5 consumers buy more sustainable products.

With sustainability so important to today’s workers and with so many willing to spend a premium for responsibly sourced and made materials, greener products are a must.
Businesses are seeking out office supplies that align with their sustainability values, and manufacturers have reacted to that.

A better tomorrow starts with what we can accomplish right now. Many sustainable office supplies are already available, and these go way beyond stationery and packaging products and include eco facilities supplies, furniture, technology, and more.

We’d love to show you how we can help make your business more sustainable, innovative, less wasteful & more charitable – why not book your free consultation at www.aston-james.co.uk/csr or get in touch with a member of the team?
 

Source:2022 sustainability consumer research: Sustainability and profitability | IBM

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