Businesses that choose to compare energy practices and enable more employees to work outside the office could reduce costs and boost productivity, new research suggests.
Figures from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have revealed UK workers spend nearly 22 million hours every day travelling to and from work, equivalent to working time worth £266 million, reports Personnel Today.
London commuters spend an average of nearly 80 minutes travelling each day, but greater flexibility and the adoption of mobile working technology from businesses could help change this and enable firms to pursue cheap energy rates at the same time.
Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, told the website: "Remote working and flexible shifts can reduce commute times, save on office space and reduce energy costs - saving companies money and helping staff enjoy a better work-life balance."
Turning off non-essential electrical equipment and installing more efficient lighting systems could also help businesses reduce their energy expenditure.
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