Companies could generate a real green revolution.
Let’s see some figures: With 20% of the staff of the companies signing the Telework Charter treaty (in total 85 companies), teleworking, could save more than three million tons of greenhouse gases per year.
Organizations such as Greenpeace affirm that teleworking is one of the most ecological options as it has a positive impact on the environment, thanks to the reduction of commuting, less occupation of urban land, changes in consumption, reduction of the carbon footprint and reduction of air pollution.
As a consequence of the reduction in commuting from employees’ homes to offices, there is a reduction in environmental impacts such as carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NxOy) and sulfur dioxides (SO2).
There is a significant contribution to the mobility of cities with less travel between home and work.
Work flexibility and remote work reduce urban land occupation, why? The space of face-to-face offices and other workplaces can be reduced.
Through remote work, email, specialized software and cloud applications are used to take notes, create documents and send files, which translates into less printing, copying and paper files in general.
With a lower population density on the street, the amount of noise and light pollution in cities could be reduced.
The environmental effects of teleworking are seen both directly and indirectly. As more companies and organizations see this mechanism as a smart business practice, the environmental, economic and wellness benefits of remote work will increase.
“Companies’ commitment to telework can improve people’s quality of life and the environment” – Roberto Martinez, director of Fundación Másfamilia and the efr Initiative.