Gen Zs and Millennials have high expectations of employer sustainability efforts
A survey by BRITA Professional of 1,000 Generation Zs and Millennials has revealed what they expect from employers when it comes to sustainable buildings and working practices.
As reported by Tomorrow’s FM, the research indicates that 86 per cent would stay at a company longer if it reported how it was lowering its impact on the environment to staff.
The research, published in BRITA’s ‘Life Is Better Filtered: Corporate School of Expertise’, report also included the top three CSR objectives that matter to both generations, with 46 per cent opting for environmentally-friendly buildings, 45 per cent admitting that health and wellbeing support, including mental health support made a difference and 36 per cent looking for charity partnerships to get involved with.
Design elements included quiet zones (52 per cent), hydration stations (31 per cent) and comfy seating areas (31 per cent).
Flexible working hours and locations were also a priority (50 per cent) along with honesty (46 per cent) and personal development investment and progression (44 per cent).
Discussing the findings, Sarah Taylor, MD of BRITA UK said: “Our research shows that Generation Z and Millennials are a force for change. They believe in living a more sustainable life and their day to day decisions will likely reflect this. It’s now up to businesses to reflect these expectations in the workplace. Get this right and you will be rewarded with a loyal, talented and productive workforce.”