Mobilising employees to take action on your net zero journey
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Mobilising employees to take action on your net zero journey includes case studies from BNP Paribas, Jacobs, PwC, Sky and Talk Talk. The case studies share an overview of how these Business in the Community (BITC) members are supporting their employees to reduce their carbon footprint.
Employees are a key stakeholder and in many cases account for thousands of key opinion formers and advocates to help spread the message and embed a culture of transitioning to a low carbon business.
Engage, inspire, act
Over the past few months, we have seen that employee engagement has become even more important both in terms of staying connected to a remote workforce and ensuring that there is a safe working environment for employees. Businesses have been reaching out through different approaches, providing support mechanisms to check in on the health and wellbeing 1 of employees and also offering support on reducing their environmental impacts whilst working from home.2
Work with a purpose wanted by millennials
An engaged workforce can enhance your net zero journey. Failure to engage employees on sustainability could also hamper recruitment and engagement. For example, 78% of millennials want to work for an organisation that makes positive social impact.3
BITC’S Environment Agenda
By 2030 the UK needs to have delivered on its commitment to limit global warming to 1.5°C, something many consider only possible by achieving a net-zero carbon economy. It will be companies that see tackling climate change as part of future-proofing their business that prosper in this changing world.
Challenge 2030 – find out how your organisation can be involved.
Challenge 2030 calls for bold leadership from business to help make the climate crisis history.
BITC is calling on business to increase:
- The speed with which they will achieve net zero carbon targets aligned to the Paris agreement
- The scale of ambition in their climate action plans to rapidly cut carbon and prepare for climate impacts
- The scope of their influence by collaborating with employees, suppliers, customers and sectors to unlock barriers to action
 BITC (April 2020). COVID-19: employee health and wellbeing.
 BITC (May 2020). Living sustainably in lockdown.
 Kin & Co (2016) The importance of work with purpose for generation Z..