Green companies enjoy higher productivity rates

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Business

Employees working for businesses with green credentials tend to be more productive than those without, it has been reported.

Research conducted by UCLA, to be published in the Journal of Organisational Behaviour, indicated that productivity can be up to 16 per cent higher in companies which are environmentally conscious.

"Adopting green practices isn't just good for the environment," said Magali Delmas, co-author of the study.

"It's good for your employees and it's good for your bottom line."

She said workers in such companies are more motivated, receive more training and benefit from better interpersonal relationships.

They are also more co-operative with one another, ensuring everyone can perform to a higher level.

The employees at green companies are therefore more productive than employees in more conventional firms, Ms Delmas, an environmental economist, said.

"It's truly a big difference between firms that have adopted these practices and firms that haven't," she added.

"Green practices make a company more attractive because so many employees want to work for a company that is green."

Posted by Sarah Parish