LONDON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
As Green Office Week approaches (May 12-16th) organisers of the national initiative are calling for employees and staff from across the UK to support the campaign and make their workplaces a greener, healthier and ultimately a more sustainable environment.
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The campaign, which is in its sixth year and the brainchild of Avery UK, is asking teams to make simple online pledges at http://www.greenofficeweek.eu such as turning off computers, lights and monitors. In return they will have access to useful tips, advice and daily downloads based around Avery's philosophy that 'nobody can do everything but everyone can do something' to make their workplace a greener and healthier environment.
The campaign looks at how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and costs. With computers and monitors accounting for up to half of the electricity used in a typical office; one left on standby can cost a business up to £20 a year, it is easy to see how simple steps such as switching off machines at the end of the day and turning down the office thermostat can help make savings.
Avery's marketing director Fiona Mills commented: "While many employers appreciate green housekeeping needs to form the cornerstone of its environmental agenda many employees do not see it as part of their work place practice or company culture. With Green Office Week we want to demonstrate that not only can this be easily achieved by everyone, but it can also make financial sense and earn companies marketplace competitiveness."
Fiona concluded: "At Avery we very much believe that 'nobody can do everything but everyone can do something.' It was with this in mind that Green Office Week was born. The campaign is both informative and has the potential to reap rewards for all businesses and employees no matter what size; a win-win result for everyone."
To make your pledge and register for Green Office Week simply log onto http://www.greenofficeweek.eu, and follow and take part in the initiative with #greenoffice14.
SOURCE Avery UK