Small Businesses Staff Greenest

Employees in small businesses are more likely to be taking steps to reduce their energy use than staff in larger organisations, according to energy company E.ON. Research from E.ON found that the smaller the business, the more energy efficient the staff. It revealed that more than a third of workers in small firms have altered their behaviour to help tackle global warming, compared to less than a fifth of employees in big businesses. Hugh Jones, solutions director at the Carbon Trust, said that straightforward steps such as switching off lights, not turning up heating unnecessarily and maintaining equipment properly should all be priorities for small businesses in the current climate. “With oil prices hitting new highs, businesses have even more to gain by securing the support of the... »