The group aims to raise awareness of the role of occupational psychology (and psychology) in pro-environmental behaviour in the workplace – the relationship between science and practice.
When an organisation decides to adopt environmental sustainability as a goal, it commits to long term actions in a range of areas that lead to reductions in emissions of carbon and other key pollutants.This involves the development of Corporate Responsibility activities related to environmental issues.
Occupational psychologists are experts in the key areas of employee motivation and behaviour change through effective communication and training in the following areas:
- Designing tasks in an environmentally sustainable way
- Designing work stations, systems and conduct environmental impact and risk assessments
- Developing policies and procedures that lead to carbon reduction
- Engaging employees and giving them a voice in producing green polices and their implementation
- Engaging employees in Corporate Responsibility activities
- Motivating employees to implement green polices such as waste management and travel plans
- Setting organisational and personal objectives for carbon reduction
- Training managers and staff in green actions relating to energy use, waste management, reducing or eliminating pollution (water, air and noise)
- Using effective change management principles