Chapter 1

Responsible work organization

Reading time: 45 minutes
In this chapter, you will learn how to:
  • Become aware of the social and environmental impact of our daily professional practices;
  • Reduce these impacts by adopting more responsible habits;
  • Raise awareness of these issues among your colleagues, teams and management.

What impact does work have on the environment?

Work has a major impact on the environment, but also on society. They must not be overlooked in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions overall and show greater respect for the living world.

The impact of work in a few figures

Almost 50% of Europe’s working population work in offices.

12 million tonnes of 12 million tonnes are emitted by work-related travel.

20% of European companies replace their computers every 1 to 2 years.

Source: ADEME

As communications professionals, we need to be the forerunners of a new way of organising work that is more attentive to its harmful impacts. Let’s lead the way by monitoring information on the subject, adapting our ways of working and communicating on actions that can easily be replicated.

How can we create a responsible working environment?