Public sector most committed to carbon reduction
13 February 2012, source edie newsroom
Key findings from the Guardian Sustainable Business survey, which polled 1,256 respondents from across the public, private and third sectors, found that more than half (58%) of public sector respondents said their organisations plan to make 'tangible investments' in carbon reduction in 2012.
Of those, 77.9% said that carbon reduction remains a "key facet" of their organisation's long-term goals, despite the difficult economic climate.
In contrast, less than half (46%) of private sector workers said their company will be making such investments in the coming year.
Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority (78%) of respondents said they are looking to the public sector to lead the way on carbon reduction by cutting their own emissions.
Carbon Trust programmes director Richard Rugg, said: "Even in the face of an economic downturn, the public sector clearly still recognises the benefit of managing down its carbon and sees the short-term as well as long-term benefits of doing so."
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