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February 3, 2011

Green companies boost employees' morale

A new study has suggested that employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs if they are working for a company that is perceived to be " green".

Cassandra Walsh and Adam Sulkowski, at Charlton College of Business at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, wanted to know whether employee morale is typically affected when a company is perceived as taking steps to be more environmentally benign, or whether the company's financial performance has a greater effect on employee happiness.

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February 3, 2011

Report: Businesses continue to expand green initiatives

From supply chain to greener transportation, “State of Green Business Report” finds businesses are thinking bigger and longer term about sustainability.

1. Consumer giants awaken to green ? big push by consumer package good companies to make bold sustainability commitments

2. Companies aim for “zero” ? growth of zero-waste goals and achievements by big companies

3. The developing world yanks the supply chain ? key issues like “conflict minerals” and sustainable palm oil rattling supply chains

4. Greener transport gains speed ? new green technologies coming to market ? not just electric vehicles and plug-in cars, but also trucks, trains, and planes

5. Sustainable food sourcing becomes palatable ? more commitments by big companies, led by Walmart

6. Metrics and standards become the rule ? a surge of interest on sustainability standards and on standardizing metrics for assessing companies

7. Greener chemistry comes out of the lab ? combination of toxics headlines around the world and surge of new products from Big Chemical makes this a mainstream market

8. Companies learn to close the loop ? the growth of new products made from recycled materials

9. Water footprinting makes a splash ? the growth of methodologies and technologies for understanding the footprint of a product, facility, or company

10. Bioplastics become material ? a steady flow of new materials emerges, made of corn to coconut to cashews

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