Would you leave a company over climate? A third of UK employees say they would

New workplace insights:

A third of UK employees say they are willing to quit their jobs if their employer takes no action to reduce or eliminate its carbon footprint.

The figures come from a survey of 2,000 UK office workers carried out by Supercritical – a platform that helps companies to measure, reduce, and offset their climate impact.

The sentiment was even stronger among Gen Z with over half of 18 to 24 year olds saying they would be willing to leave a company based on its net-zero credentials.

It also found that even in a recession, 32 per cent of employees said they would not be comfortable with their company cutting its sustainability programme to save money.

Overall just a fifth of UK employees are unsatisfied with their employers’ commitments to tackling climate change.

“Businesses can no longer get away with changing or scrapping their sustainability initiatives at the drop of a hat,” says Michelle You, co-founder and CEO of Supercritical. Read the full article on EuroNews Green.

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