Corporate social responsibility can help companies go green
Author: Jane Marsh
Many companies switched to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it looks like the hybrid model is here to stay. Remote work reduces travel emissions, lightens traffic and allows businesses to use fewer office resources like paper and bathroom supplies. A handful of companies offering hybrid work in a concentrated area helps the local environment thrive. Getting the majority of corporations worldwide to offer alternative work options will be a challenge. But, if successful, a global remote workforce would eat a big chunk out of the collective fuel emissions and carbon footprint. Eco-conscious daily habits are the foundational pieces of CSR. People can only achieve their big-picture environmental goals through many days of efficient action. Big companies like Meta and Apple have made long-term commitments to reducing pollution and having a net-zero footprint. Still, the smaller day-to-day obligations are far more critical. When you establish a robust code of ethics among your employees, positive environmental change will follow.