Remote work and environmental sustainability: Epta’s results
04 Oct 2022
04 Oct 2022
Epta took part in Smart & Value, a project that aims to measure remote work in terms of environmental, social and economic impact.
The initiative was organised by Stantec – a multinational leader in engineering and architectural design and consultancy – and Dilium – an innovative start-up in the Information and Communication Technology (ITC) and Technology Innovation Management (TIM) sector –, together with the Sustainability & Circular Economy Lab, the University of Bologna and Manageritalia Emilia-Romagna.
The goal of the project was to translate the qualitative advantages of working from home into quantitative parameters.
The experiment involved over 300 employees from 11 companies for 6 months of flexible working – that is, 2/3 days a week. It came to an end on the 15th of September: numbers at hand, the sums are finally being drawn.
Is a remote work organisational model in line with the ESG framework?
Here are the results of Smart & Value regarding CO2 impact on the atmosphere, kilometres travelled, travel time, costs (for employees and the company) and productivity:
The benefits of remote work confirm the positivity and appreciation of this new working practice.
There is also a final piece of data that says a lot about the new generation of workers: only 4% of the sample involved prefer to work exclusively in the office.
Epta received its certificate of participation and confirmed, once again, its ability to adapt to a world in constant evolution and change. Today, being sustainable and digital means having the courage to question and review one's internal organisation, in the name of a new mode of operation called remote work.