New: read the IWFM Sustainability Survey 2020 Report in partnership with Inenco
01 October 2020
The IWFM Sustainability Survey 2020 Report in partnership with Inenco is now available to download (free for IWFM members).
You can also view the first in a series of three infographics which shares the survey highlights and the impact of COVID-19 here.
The survey has always been one of the UK’s most important evaluations of sustainability and workplace trends, but the unprecedented challenges of 2020 make this year’s findings even more so.
With COVID-19 front of mind for us all, it has naturally shaped responses to our survey and created a unique insight into how it is affecting all aspects of sustainability in our organisations.
This year’s survey saw hundreds of respondents give us a continued benchmark of perceptions on priorities, performance and governance around sustainability in our organisations and the barriers to, and influences on, sustainable practices. With a huge rise in the importance of social value and wellbeing in recent years, the survey also gives insights into both these topics and the impact of COVID-19 on the future of sustainability in the workplace.
In 2020, sustainability is seen as important in virtually all respondents’ organisations and many believe it has had a positive effect on their business operations in the last 12 months. Despite this, there are still perceived to be significant barriers to developing sustainable practices in many organisations.
Over two-thirds of respondents also believe their sustainability policies and targets will change as a result of COVID-19 with an increased focus on remote working, travel policies, wellbeing and video conferencing facilities.