"Implementing a strong and innovative environmental program is not only the right thing to do, it is an effective way to attract, inspire, and retain the best and brightest employees," says Diana Glassman, head of environmental affairs at TD Bank.
This is especially true if an organization is after Millennial talent. Millennials are significantly more likely to weigh an organization's environmental policies than employees from other age groups (49 percent of Millennials said they do so), and are slightly more likely to walk away from a job offer if they are dissatisfied with them (28 percent).
Sixty-four percent of total survey respondents (and 72 percent of Millennials) said that they would contribute financially to improve their own environmental impact on their workplaces. Ninety percent said that they would participate in environmentally friendly activities if offered by their employers, indicating that employees are slightly more supportive of environmental programs with their time and effort than with their cash.
When evaluating an organization's environmental impact, potential employees are most likely to look for a recycling program and efforts to conserve energy.