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75% of Spanish employees believe that companies play a key role in the fight against climate change

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75% of Spanish employees believe that companies have an important role in the fight against climate change. This is confirmed by a survey carried out by Ipsos among 502 Spanish workers within the campaign TRavel Smart. An initiative that has also been carried out in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, reaching a total sample of 2,506 employees and a unison conclusion in all countries: An overwhelming majority of respondents say their company should act on global warming. To participate in the study, respondents had to work full time in an organization with at least 50 employees and be between the ages of 18 and 74.

Survey data

fly less for work reasons It is presented as a key tool. Something for which companies need to establish objectives to reduce corporate flights and design travel policies, according to 77% of the Spaniards asked. In addition, three quarters of those surveyed acknowledge that this would help reduce carbon footprint of your organization.

The survey comes at a time when there is a growing sense that the reduction of corporate flights has come to stay. Three out of five employees in Spain say they traveled for business before the pandemic, but a downward trend is detected. In fact, 56% of those surveyed have reduced their flying habits. Only 34% fly as often as before, with 10% flying more this year.

Lucía Rúa, responsible for the aviation project in ECODESmaintains: “The flight habits have changed and employees want a new normal in which companies take responsibility for reducing their emissions. The change will take place with clear objectives and policies that are in line with the expectations of the templates. This can only help companies in the current race to recruit and retain good professionals”.

And it is that the pandemic has shown the ease of resorting to other alternatives with low carbon. The use of virtual technologies that allow online work is the preferred option (45% of respondents). Flying less frequently (34%) and opting for other means of transportation (31%) are other notable options.

On the other hand, it is expected that the virtuality impact even in the field of internal meetings. What’s more, 71% of business travelers surveyed would fly less for this type of meeting in order to reduce their environmental impact. 69% of them are willing to plan more local meetings than global ones and therefore potentially avoid long-haul flights.

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