There’s still a lot more work to do to improve corporate social responsibility (CSR) with the results of a new survey revealing that over 65 per cent of respondents cited their office ‘could do more’ to be environmentally friendly.
The latest ‘how green is your office’ survey was released by the Office Coffee Company recently.
In the report only 27 per cent claimed to be ‘doing everything’ they could to be environmentally friendly.
Almost 8 per cent said they didn’t make any effort at all. And 60 per cent of office workers felt that it was ‘very important that my employer has positive green credentials’.
Asking about environmentally-friendly behaviours, many offices appear to be doing the basics like switching off lights and recycling paper, cardboard and food/drink packaging but there is a surprising lack of support - 25 per cent of respondents - for purchasing from suppliers with green credentials.
“The research highlighted that recycling of food waste, particularly coffee grounds is particularly low in offices” says Richard Doherty, managing director at the Office Coffee Company.
The Office Coffee Company recently launched a coffee grounds recycling service for clients based in Greater London. The service is provided in partnership with bio-bean, the first company in the world to have industrialised the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels.
On the research findings, Arthur Kay, bio-bean CEO, says, “We are surprised that such a quick CSR win is overlooked. Coffee waste is especially high in energy-rich oil and every year hundreds of thousands of tons of coffee waste is produced in the London area alone. bio-bean has the potential to recycle 50,000 tonnes per year, one in ten cups of coffee drunk in the UK.
The Office Coffee Company were recently awarded a Green Impact Gold award an environmental certification and awards scheme run by the National Union of Students.
Green Impact focuses on providing simple actions supporting employees to make environmentally friendly behaviour changes in the office.
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