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At this stage in the game, a company’s performance in regards to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues strongly influences its value in the eyes of investors. But such matters are increasingly becoming important considerations for the millennial workforce too.
According to a new study by research body Lightspeed on behalf of Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP), a brand’s commitment to sustainability — or lack thereof — is an important concern for millennials and one which will ultimately shape today’s workplace and its values. To attract and maintain new employees, companies will be required to surpass the status quo and get serious about putting sustainability strategies into action.
Recycling in the Workplace: A Millennial View explores the latest workplace trends, focusing specifically on employee attitudes towards their place of work. Key findings include:
Frequent movement between jobs is already common practice for the millennial generation and Lightspeed’s research suggests that nearly one in 10 millennials wouldn't hesitate to quit their jobs if they discovered that their employer was not sustainable. More than two-thirds of millennial study respondents also said they would abstain from social media for a week if everyone at their company recycled.
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“The findings of our recycling study show a tangible commitment to sustainability is a requirement for the next generation of workers,” said Anna Whitton, Vice President of Marketing at RCP. “Millennials are ready to make a difference and willing to turn down jobs that don’t align with their beliefs. RCP will continue working with this emerging generation to promote waste reduction and provide superior recycling solutions in commercial environments.”
Published Apr 10, 2017 10am EDT / 7am PDT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST