If you want to improve your environmental practices, it is essential to get the support of your employees - these are the people who will implement any changes.
Also, some good environmental practices - such as cutting carbon emissions from travel to and during work - may significantly impact your employees' lives. So you will need their understanding and approval for such fundamental changes to be a success.
How to win employee support
It's important to involve employees in environmental discussions. They may have a better understanding of the risks and problems than you do, and will be well placed to offer solutions. They'll also see that you value their opinions and are taking steps to protect their interests.
Staff may also appreciate the fact that they work for an environmentally responsible business. This could reduce staff turnover and cut recruitment costs. It may even help you to attract high-calibre staff.
Find out more about staff engagement and embedding a strong direction for your business in our guide on how to create and communicate business values with integrity.
Taking steps to improve the environmental performance of your business can help you to attract and retain employees, impress investors and may attract new customers. Find out more in our guide on how to market your environmental credentials.