A report issued this morning by the Office for National Statistics shows that more people in work in 2019 were ‘working green’, namely being more sustainable or somehow seeking to combat climate change in their day-to-day working lives. Two key takeaways are:
- Around 7 to 8% of hours worked in the UK are estimated to have been spent on green tasks in 2019; this is up from around 5 to 6% between 1997 and 2007.
- The proportion of workers (employed or self-employed) spending any time doing green tasks is estimated to have increased from around a quarter between 1997 and 2005, to more than a third between 2012 and 2019.
If you've made your business or charity more sustainable in recent years, tell us about it. Also, any views generally on the need to go green are welcome.