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HR's Role in Sustainability

 Some HR departments are well on their way to making climate change a major component of their positioning with employees and job applicants, while many other HR professionals haven't started or say it isn't their department's responsibility.

According to a 2021 "The HR and Climate Strategy Survey" study by WTW (formerly Willis Towers Watson), almost half of HR professionals are only minimally involved in delivering climate strategy and 70 percent have no plans to do so in the future. However, the survey of 100 North American employers also reveals that most believe it is essential for the employee value proposition to contain environmental and climate change strategies. Most of these firms also agreed that employees have an important place in furthering their firm's climate agenda, though less than 30 percent have delivered a road map explaining goals to their workers.

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From the SHRM Archives
The Green Wave – 2019
Making Sustainability a Business Advantage - 2017
Accelerating HR's Role in CSR and Sustainability - 2015


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