Climate change is becoming a hot topic within the workplace, and Gen Z and Millennials are putting pressure on their employers to act. The younger working class is increasingly concerned about their employers’ impact on climate change, and to make change, they are “climate quitting”. This term relates to when an individual leaves or rejects a job offer based on the company’s negative impact on their environment.
As climate quitting gains traction, companies are trying to prove their worth by being transparent about how they are resolving the issue and their environmental impact. Some companies have even gone as far as to make a promise to reduce or eliminate their carbon emissions by a specific year.
There are many ways businesses can make a change, like incorporating their employees in the transition, implementing energy-efficient strategies, directly addressing climate concerns as a brand and internally, and increasing overall awareness. The goal is to face the problem head-on and make strides toward a more sustainable business model.
Hybrid and remote work are another substantial change businesses can implement for their staff. By doing so, they can significantly reduce carbon emissions since fewer cars are on the road. Climate quitting is not going anywhere anytime soon, and it’s dependent on corporations to follow through with these requests to provide a happier and healthier environment.