Sustainability in the built environment: An employee perspective

Employees expectations for sustainable solutions are dominating changes implemented in workplaces. JLL research reveals more.

October 11, 2021

Employees across the country want greater representation in their companies’ sustainability initiatives, with the majority feeling disengaged from their employers’ environmental and social agenda. According to the findings of a survey conducted by JLL, 72% of Indian respondents are not aware of their companies’ carbon reduction goals and 60% said their companies do not involve them in green initiatives. In addition, 83% of employees expressed a desire to contribute to sustainability agendas to meet future carbon reduction targets, identifying real estate as a major catalyst for carbon reduction.

The report - Sustainability in the built environment: An employee perspective highlights that most employees surveyed in India believe that workplace environment will be instrumental in supporting employee and employer sustainability expectations and goals.

  • 90% of them expect their company to follow sustainable business practices.

  • 85% of them believe that sustainability initiatives are a must for businesses, creating implications for talent attraction and retention.

  • Half of those polled would choose a sustainability leader as their future employer when weighing up career opportunities.

  • 84% of employees aged 21 to 30 want to work for a company that actively involves employees in sustainability efforts.
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