New survey among U.S., Mexico and Brazil employees reveal a growing demand for resources and education to build sustainable workplaces
Submitted by HP Inc.
In a new survey from HP Inc. focusing on more than 3,000 office employees in Mexico, U.S. and Brazil, sustainability rises to the top as the most important employer offering. HP revealed the results as part of the company’s 2018 Americas Innovation Summit.
Sustainability as a workplace priority
Sustainability isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also a critical part of talent acquisition. From the survey, sustainability is tied with new technology as the #1 most important employer offering across all surveyed countries.
It is #1 most important in Brazil and a close second in the U.S. and Mexico, behind new technology
U.S.: 56% report that they will be more likely to work at an employer that offers ways to practice sustainability at work
Mexico: 79% report that they will be more likely to work at an employer that offers ways to practice sustainability at work
Brazil: 85% report that they will be more likely to work at an employer that offers them ways to practice sustainability at work
It’s time for employers to step up. Employees are committed, but they want to do more.
Office workers report high levels of participation in sustainability efforts such as turning off lights to save energy, recycling, and taking alternative transportation to work.
To help them practice more sustainability/“green” initiatives at work, employees need their employers to provide the necessary equipment – both separate receptacles for recycling/composting and sustainable materials – and more training.
US office workers don’t perceive sustainability/“green” initiatives as being important to their employer compared to office workers in Mexico and Brazil (33% rate it as very important/critical to their employer vs. 58% in Mexico and 62% in Brazil)
Education is Key to Changing Behavior
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