Employee Engagement is Associated with Sustainability

Here are 7 research results that prove this view:

With the world grappling with global warming, hunger, gender equality, environmental pollution, building employee engagement is a very important opportunity for sustainability.

Besides, the opposite is also very important.

Engaging employees in sustainability galvanizes them. It gives them a sense of belonging, drive, passion and purpose. It unleashes their potential to make a difference. It inspires them to do something more that they can associate themselves with and feel good about.

Here are 7 different research results that prove this view:

  1. 72% of Americans place a large emphasis on a CEO’s involvement in corporate responsibility when making job decisions. [Corporate Responsibility Magazine]
  2. 96% of Generation Y employees are concerned about the environment and expect their employers to take steps towards becoming more sustainable. [Johnson Controls]
  3. 74% of employees say their job is more fulfilling when they are provided with opportunities to make a positive impact on social and environmental issues – and 70% would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to important issues. [Cone Communications]
  4. One out of every four employees would look for a new job if they discovered their employer had a bad record on environmental issues. [WattzOn]
  5. Employees working for companies with strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs tend to find their jobs more meaningful, boosting engagement. And that impact is up to 20 per cent stronger when workers are given a say in corporate CSR activities, according to a new study conducted by the University of British Columbia (UBC)
  6. 57% of employees say that their organisation is not doing enough to involve them in cutting their carbon emissions (Carbon Intelligence)
  7. Companies with Highly Engaged Workforce Are 21% More Profitable. (Gallup)
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