Homeworking: helping businesses cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint
21st May 2014
Homeworking reduces employee commuting, resulting in carbon, money and time savings. If office space is properly rationalised to reflect this, homeworking can also significantly reduce office energy consumption and rental costs.
But what is the environmental impact of this shift? Now that many businesses are taking serious action on cutting carbon and becoming more sustainable in their own operations, it has become necessary to consider whether greater levels of homeworking could be a carbon boon or a burden.
This paper aims to explore some of these issues and help business leaders consider whether a shift to homeworking could provide benefits for both their organisation and for the wider environment. This includes not only examining how to maximise the sustainability benefits, but also how to overcome other barriers to adoption, such as perceived impacts on productivity.
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