Over two thirds of UK workers say that they care about saving energy in the workplace and new research has revealed that 68% of workers care about being energy efficient. 22% said that they care a great deal.
YouGov created a survey about the nationwide business British Gas and polled 1,118 workers across the UK. It revealed that Hospitality and Leisure workers care most, with 82% saying they want to save energy at work. Other industries that ranked highly included Financial Services at 77% and Manufacturing at 76%.
It is important for companies to be energy efficient and the proof is in the results, with 62% confirming that their workplace invests in saving energy. However, 43% of workers said that their organisation ensures that all lights and computer screens are switched off when they are not in use and 18% said they conduct a regular energy audit.
Those in Financial Services sector had the highest investment of introducing a paperless policy, which can affect energy saving levels. 38% of workers who took part in the survey said that their company or organisation uses this measure, showing a result of 12% more than the average of 26%.
According to Brian Stewart, head of Customer Strategy and Insight at British Gas, companies are spending more on energy efficiency and the company wanted to know how employees felt about it all.
“It is encouraging to find that employees in various sectors think that their company is dedicated to being energy efficient, particularly in the Financial Services sector but it does appear that more organisations could do more to save energy,” said Mr Stewart.