C3 has created the Green Spending Account (GSA), a designated allowance provided by an employer or organization that allows an individual to spend a pre-determined amount on products or services that improve energy and water efficiency for the home or business. Green Spending Accounts enable employees to foster sustainable actions and behaviors to be used outside the workplace. This program tracks and reports on participation, energy, and financial savings; and the reports provided can be used to quantify greenhouse gas emission reductions, adding value to their corporate social responsibility measurements.
A judge assessed, “Staff engagement is one of the hardest areas for any company to tackle, and this is an interesting way of involving employees.” Another called the GSA a “great concept.”
Although some corporations offer “green incentives” like transit passes for commuting workers or hybrid car rebates, no other company has provided this type of service, a different approach to green incentives. This system focuses on energy efficiency improvements to everyday life in the places where they live and work, expanding the reach of a company’s sustainable actions.
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