Encouraging pro-environmental behaviours in the Australian workforce: The case for an integrated work-life approach

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Abstract

Pro-active management of environmental and social wellbeing is critical for the success of modern businesses. Companies increasingly recognise that for sustainability initiatives to succeed, employee engagement and behaviour change is required; however, initiatives are often top-driven with little attention to the experiences of those on the shop floor. Using a socio-ecological framework, this article draws together the main findings from three workplace case studies and a national survey to explore what helps—and hinders—Australian workers to take up their role as environmental citizens. Key lessons for improved sustainability management are discussed, along with the important social and cultural roles organisations can play in shaping the environmental impacts of individuals at work, at home, and when travelling between.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Green policy
  • Sustainability
  • Triple bottom line
  • Work/life balance

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