Many employees responsible for securing business electricity deals and managing other areas of their firm's energy policy believe their organisation does not take the issue seriously.
This is according to a report by Siemens, which found there is a gap between the perceptions of senior executives and energy managers, Click Green reports.
It found 83 per cent of board members think their firm is serious about energy management, but 27 per cent do not know how much they spend on gas and electricity.
Managing director of Siemens Industry Sector in the UK Juergen Maier said: "With significant costs attached to energy and indicators suggesting that high energy costs are here to stay, it really is in the interest of all businesses to take energy management seriously."
Last week, a study by npower found 44 per cent of medium-sized businesses believe they are not well catered for by the options currently offered by energy suppliers.
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