Employers might want to use corporate gifts to drive green initiatives in the workplace.

According to the founder of Littlegreenblog.com, Mrs Green – a pseudonym – said there are a number of “simple and easy” steps firms can take to introduce efforts to become more environmentally-friendly.

She said the key to the success of green strategies is to make staff the core of the project, inspiring them to feel like a “practical part of the solution”.

Rolling-out tasks like organising eco teams to be in charge of particular areas, such as checking lights and computers are turned off and efficient recycling, as well as hosting awareness days – when staff could be 'challenged' to bring in a 'zero-waste lunch', all helps employees feel valued, Mrs Green explained.

Consider using corporate gifts to reward staff for their involvement in your green projects – like printed cotton bags and reusable promotional mugs.

“The gentle exercise of maintaining a small community garden can [also] reap enormous benefits,” Mrs Green added.

“By setting up schemes like this, being green is fun rather than another chore,” Mrs Green said.

Posted by Carl Blackshaw