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Green Gas has made the headlines this week - it has reached a milestone whereby it supplies 1 million UK households. According to the G...

Employees in the IT and telecoms sectors are increasingly looking for green leadership from their staff, new research by the Carbon Trust suggested.

The environmental group found that seven out of ten staff members in the sector now express a desire to cut their carbon footprint, but say they lack guidance on how to do so effectively.

More worryingly, six out of ten said they could not see any quantifiable efforts by senior management to curtail carbon emissions, while just a quarter believe their firm is doing enough to actively promote sustainability.

Commenting on the disturbing picture the research paints of attitudes about corporate social responsibility among top executives, Carbon Trust solutions director Hugh Jones said now was the time to act.

"It's never been more important for all businesses, of all sizes, to act on climate change," he said. "With savings of up to 20 per cent to be made on energy bills… it makes perfect sense to empower employees to do their bit both at work and at home."

The publication of the research coincides with the launch of a new Carbon Trust campaign advocating environmental responsibility in the workplace.

Article Date: 26 March 2008

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