Buck Launches New Green Awareness Consulting Service

April 16, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Buck Consultants, an ACS company, has launched a new green awareness consulting service that it says helps employers "significantly impact their employees' behaviors in the office and at home."

Buck’s program features monthly electronic communications, including newsletters and interactive games, as well as working with companies to appoint green coordinators in local offices to help develop plans and serve as points of contact for green practices.

Behavior Modifications

According to the announcement, when implemented internally, Buck found that one-third of its employees, from entry level to principals and executives across all practice areas, made significant changes in their daily behavior, including:

  • Increased recycling
  • Decreased printing
  • Elimination or reduction in the use of bottled water, plastic and Styrofoam cups
  • Utilizing reusable grocery and lunch bags
  • Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy saving and green products
  • Changing transportation habits, including limiting car trips, carpooling, buying hybrid cars, using mass transit, and biking or walking to work.

Buck says that as interest in green practices continues to grow, employers are searching for simple, yet effective, best practices to implement within their organizations.

“We are now offering a strategic communications platform to our clients and prospects as a solution for driving greater ‘green’ awareness within their organizations,” said Donald Sanford, managing director of Buck Consultants’ Communications practice.