As a leading building services, fit out, facilities and maintenance company we commissioned the survey among 1080 workers as part of our annual study into the things that matter to employees in the workplace. The survey also found that four in ten workers would rather their company invested in new technology for aircon, water and lighting than any other health and wellbeing support when looking to improve health and wellbeing at work.
Paul Martin of Ergro suggests this is indicative of the indirect savings gained from more efficient, modern systems: ’The return on investment for a greener system reaches beyond the reduced carbon impact of inefficient buildings, beyond the energy cost savings of lower energy bills, and beyond the reduced repair and upkeep costs. Forward thinking businesses that install modern systems or upgrade their existing equipment may also benefit from better employee retention and therefore lower staffing costs, better employee health and wellbeing and therefore reduced loss of turnover due to absence while gaining a more energised, enthusiastic workforce.’
The study reveals that consumers will also vote with their wallets when it comes to who they buy from. Renewable and greener energy sources are one reason nearly half of those surveyed show an interest in a firm’s green energy credentials and a third say that a lack of investment in green energy would make them less likely to trade with a company.