Almost 82% of business leaders considering environmental impacts in Covid-19 recovery plans

Three-quarters of business decision-makers say their organisation’s environmental and social impact has become more important due to the pandemic, according to a report

Nearly 82% of business leaders are considering the environmental impact of their operations in their Covid-19 business recovery plans. 

That’s according to new research by the printer company Epson, which suggests three-quarters of business decision-makers say their organisation’s environmental and social impact has become more important due to the pandemic. 

The survey of 4,000 workers in 26 countries also shows that almost 55% are now paying more attention to climate targets compared to six months ago. 

The research demonstrates that businesses see benefits in focusing on reducing their environmental impact, including a positive brand perception, increased profitability and reduced operating costs. 

Daniel Quelch, Sustainability Manager at Epson, commented: “Changes to the future of the workplace could leave many organisations unable to keep pace with the expectations of employees and customers.

“The new world of work is characterised by a growing concern for individual safety and environmental impact and companies need their strategies to align with these changing expectations.”

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