Want to keep the Gen Y'ers in your office happy? Make sure that you embrace sustainability in a very public way. A new report from Johnson Controls tells us that 18- to 25 year-olds want evidence that their employers are going beyond the minimum levels of environmental compliance by embracing all things green on an everyday basis. According to Greenbiz, the OXYGENZ report surveyed 3,011 18- to 25-year-olds in the United States, U.K., Germany, India, and China, along with nearly 1,300 26- to 35-year-olds and almost 400 36- to 45-year-olds.
Among the findings of the 60 page report: 70.3% of respondents want to have recycling bins, 47.4% want water saving devices, 52.7% want standby devices on all electrical equipment, 71.6% want to share printers in the office, and 47% want solar panels on site.