Cutting Costs and Cutting Carbon


The number of UK employees who work from home now stands at over 4 million out of a workforce of 30 million. But three times this many jobs could be done, at least in part, by home working, resulting in large savings in accommodation and travel costs, and carbon emissions. A report this week by the Carbon Trust concludes that, if adopted and encouraged by employers across the country, homeworking could result in annual savings of over 3 million tonnes of carbon and cut costs by £3 billion.

The report also advises that the workplaces that can realise the greatest immediate environmental benefits from a shift to homeworking tend to be those with long average employee commutes, especially by car, and where employers are contemplating a move to new premises. 


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