Singapore workers with green conscience

Today Online 6 Nov 09;

SINGAPORE - Over 90 per cent of people working in Singapore said they are more likely to work for an organisation that is ethically and socially responsible.

The figure of 91 per cent is also higher than the Asia-Pacific average of 87 per cent, according to a survey by Kelly Services.

The survey involved some 100,000 people from over 30 countries. Respondents from Singapore make up 3 per cent of those polled.

The survey also showed that workers here are keen on being green. Eighty per cent of the workers in Singapore said that they are more likely to work for a company that is environmentally responsible.

More than half of them, 53 per cent, said they would even accept a lower pay or take on a small role in an organisation with sound corporate reputation - a figure that is also higher than the regional counterparts.

9 in 10 S'pore workers prefer to work for ethical firms: survey
Lin Jiamei, Channel NewsAsia 5 Nov 09;

SINGAPORE: Ninety-one per cent of Singapore workers said that they are more likely to work for an organisation that is ethically and socially responsible, according to a survey by Kelly Services.

This figure is higher than the Asia Pacific average of 87 per cent.

The survey involved some 100,000 people from over 30 countries, and the respondents from Singapore made up 3 per cent of those polled.

The survey also showed that Singapore workers are keen on being green - with 80 per cent of them saying they are more likely to work for a company that is environmentally responsible.

Fifty-three per cent of the Singapore respondents said they would even accept a lower pay or take on a small role in an organisation with sound corporate reputation - a figure that is also higher than the regional counterparts.

According to Kelly Services' Asia Pacific Senior Vice President Dhirendra Shantilal, the survey showed that employees prioritize corporate transparency, accountability and social responsibility when deciding where to work.

He added that this has implications when employers hire new talents.

- CNA/sc

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