This year marks the UN’s 46th World Environment Day. The theme is #BeatAirPollution, in light of research from the World Health Organisation which reveals that nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air.
To honour World Environment Day, TopLine Film commissioned research on the subject of sustainability in the workplace. Of the 1,000 participants, nearly a quarter (24 percent) said they would refuse a job at an organisation with a poor sustainability record, and three quarters (73 percent) said they would like to see their workplace improve its sustainability record.
As a next step, we spoke to our own team members. Nearly all (94 percent) said they are committed to protecting the environment and agree that TopLine should have an environmental policy in place. In response to this, we’ve agreed on five things we can do to improve sustainability in our office, and we challenge other businesses to do the same.
There are many things you can do to make your workplace more sustainable (see this handy guide from our CEO, Heather), but often it’s as simple as reminding employees to be conscious of waste. For this reason, we’ve created a poster that can be printed and posted in your office. Make sure you use recycled paper and turn your printer off when you aren’t using it!
Beating climate change will require a radical overhaul of our personal and professional lives. If you haven’t already implemented sustainable practices in your workplace, now is the time to start.