NEW YORK (April 22, 2010) — Being green means more green in the bank, a new survey shows.
Buck Consultants L.L.C. said its second annual “Greening of American Workplace” survey indicated that 53 percent of employers have green programs in place. That's up from 43 percent during the previous year.
“The survey indicates that more companies and their leadership are not only deploying green programs in the workplace but also realize the significant benefits to their business,” said Allison Artnak, director at Buck Consultants. “From increased employee involvement to costs savings, the survey is evidence that going green can boost morale and the bottom line.”
Nearly two-thirds said they save money related to reduced paper and electricity use, and 94 percent said cost savings is the most desired return on investment from green programs. A total of 82 percent listed community goodwill and 59 percent mentioned stakeholder perception as additional reasons for green programs.
Buck Consultants is a New York-based human resource and benefits consulting company and is an independent subsidiary of ASC, a Xerox Corp. company.
This report appeared in Waste & Recycling News, an Akron-based sister publication of Tire Business.