Friday, March 4, 2011

Acceptance of virtual meetings instead of travels in corporate environmental policy

It is estimated that each personnel on an average can save 1,217 pounds of carbon dioxide by virtual meetings in an organization. And it would take 25 trees a whole year to absorb that much of carbon. Airplanes, cars and hotel rooms use a lot more energy than the servers and computers needed to run virtual world. A company saves on an average 90% of its cost on his employee if they consider virtual meetings instead of travel.

On the basis of that, as an organization you have corporate policies and agendas referring protecting environment. These policies are sometime obliged to the employees and sometime very soft to impose or optional. The following questions are to highlight the extend of acceptance of those policies by the (middle to top level) employees.


You must have a 'gmail account' to log in while commenting. Please mention your organization name, your name, designation, work experience in years (entire), country name while you answer. I expect honest answers, as these findings might influence my research result.

Answer the questions below using 'Comments' options. There are 6 questions. If you do not see all the questions please click on 'Older Post' to the bottom of the page to see them. You are always welcome to send me the answers by email (

1. Does your organization has/have any policy/policies for environmental protection (ec, reduce carbon footprint, reduce transportation instead of facilitating electronic communication)?


If 'yes', in what form the policy is now activated? Please choose-

  • Corporate Environmental Policy
  • In line with company's main policy
  • Company's strategic goals/agenda
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • In a short term environmental project form
  • If other than that, please mention____