Has Sustainability Lost Its Luster?

Less than half (47%) of business decision-makers say they would be impressed knowing a company practices sustainability in the workplace and only a third (38%) think green practices are giving businesses a competitive advantage.

These are some of the findings from a recent CFM and Oregon Business Input survey among business decision-makers.

Does this less-than-overwhelming endorsement of sustainability mean green practices are losing favor among business and organizations?

No. Decision-makers are probably saying, “What’s the big deal?”

Sustainable practices are common in today’s workplace. In fact, businesses in the Portland Metro area are (with a few exceptions) required to:

  •  Place recycling receptacles throughout their workplaces;
  •  Post signs at collection areas that identify materials to be recycled; and
  •  Recycle all paper, cardboard and containers (metal cans, plastic bottles and tubs, and glass bottles and jars).

 To learn more go to Metro's Business Recycling Requirements website.