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Smaller businesses « pass the buck » on energy efficiency
In July, E.ON carried out research on guidance on energy efficiency. 2.000 professionals working at SME in the UK were interviewed. The results show that small businesses « pass the buck » concerning energy efficiency.
Most workers believe it is someone else’s role: junior executives pass the buck to office managers, who think it is the job of more senior managers. 24 percent of them admit that they rarely think about this issue, and 11 percent admit they do not take any measure to be energy-efficient. Just 22 of the bosses interviewed accepted it was their role.
Nearly 2/3 of the employees interviewed said that the company did not give them any clear guideline concerning energy efficiency and half of the bosses questioned admit that they never spoke to staff about energy saving. However, HR employees are the most effective in terms of communication, as 22 percent of them admit talking about energy efficiency.
The head of Business Sales at E.ON., Iain Walker, said that reducing waste is the responsibility of bosses and senior managers, who should pass the message to all employees.
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