Survey: One in five employees believe businesses ‘act responsibly’
Just one in five UK workers believe the majority of British businesses behave responsibly, according to new research by Ricoh.
The research, conducted by the global IT company and YouGov, found that only 20% of British workers felt the country’s businesses were acting responsibly.
The report found workers felt responsible businesses should reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible, with 58% saying it should be a priority for business.
Around three quarters of workers felt treating employees well and paying the correct amount of tax were responsible business priorities. This compares to just 27% saying making a profit was the priority of a responsible business.
The survey of 1,226 workers also found that 52% are more likely to buy from companies that behave in a responsible way, even if their products are more expensive.