Carbon-conscious workers join stick-and-carrot scheme

September 2009
Professional Engineering;9/23/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 16, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports on the scheme to reduce employees' carbon footprint implemented by engineering firm WSP Group PLC in Great Britain. A voluntary program that allows 80 staff to monitor their individual carbon emissions was run by WSP Group. A 100-pound reward is given to workers for achieving emissions of below a reasonable 5.5 tonnes per year.


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