Employee Engagement – Untapped Potential
What is the challenge?
57% of employees say that their organisation is not doing enough to involve them in cutting their carbon emissions.
In a recent study done by Carbon Credentials it was found that 74% of employees knew what their company’s carbon target was and yet only 10% of senior leaders were able to report that their company was taking progressive steps to mitigating their climate impact. Employee engagement was a core component in the companies who were taking ambitious action.
It’s clear that many businesses struggle to communicate their sustainability strategy and this lack of communication leads to a lack of understanding which can result in employee apathy.
What is the solution?
The engagement of employees into energy and carbon saving is an effective way to motivate staff and successfully achieve environmental goals. By taking a strategic approach to engagement, companies can establish a shared ownership of carbon and energy target and ensure that leaders are held to account.
A robust and clear sustainability strategy that has employee engagement at its core.
What are the co-benefits?
A poll of 1.8. million employees showed that teams with higher engagement rates are 21% more productive. Increased staff engagement and a collective drive towards something positive can lead to increased productivity, better staff retention and the ability to attract the best talent.
Additionally, a robust sustainability programme that engages employees will enhance a company’s ability to attract and retain talent. A survey of millennials found that 76% of them consider a company’s social and environmental commitments before deciding where to work. In an ever increasingly competitive job market, the ability to differentiate your company from competitors could prove key to securing the top talent.
Our engagement services aim to educate, inspire and motivate internal employees to change their behaviour both in and outside of work.