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Workers happier with green companies, says survey
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Life after graduation
Results of a new survey by the Kenexa Research Institute show that employees in the UK, including those in graduate jobs, feel more pride in their company when they practice environmentally-friendly policies.
The Green Business Study, which looked at companies in several countries around the world, indicated that over half of those looking for work, such as graduate jobs, would feel happier with a more environmentally-friendly business.
Directors of firms who were question in the survey said that they were not cutting back green spending during the recession, with 71 per cent still dedicated to reducing their effect on the environment.
Anne Herman, a representative for KRI, said: "This shows that organisations, even while facing challenges through the state of the economy, can reap the rewards of being environmentally conscious.
Mark Catchlove, director of Herman Miller, recently said that those looking for graduate jobs were increasingly considering corporate social responsibility as a key factor for choosing an employer.