Study: Sustainability a Top Priority for Millennial Workers

Monday, May 8, 2017

Proud Green Building (04/12/17)

More than two-thirds of millennials are so committed to sustainability issues they are willing to go to extremes, according to a new study conducted by Lightspeed on behalf of Rubbermaid Commercial Products. For example, the study found that although most millennials rely heavily on social media, they would be willing to give it up for a week if everyone at their company recycled. The study examines the latest trends transforming the workplace, focusing on the next generation of workers' attitudes toward the spaces in which they spend their day. The study also found nearly 10 percent of millennials would quit their jobs if they found out their current employer was not sustainable; this is especially risky as millennials are more likely to move from job to job than older generations. "The findings of our recycling study show a tangible commitment to sustainability is a requirement for the next generation of workers," says Rubbermaid's Anna Whitton. "Millennials are ready to make a difference and willing to turn down jobs that don't align with their beliefs." The study also found millennials are empowered to inspire change in their work environment and want to do more, and they believe recycling should be an obligation for their employer.

Proud Green Building 5/8/2017

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