Employers are failing to support their workers’ endeavours to be more environmentally-friendly, it has been suggested.

According to research conducted by the Carbon Trust, 70 per cent of employees reported they want to cut their carbon emissions but require greater empowerment and guidance from their managers in order to do so.

It was also found that 80 per cent of the workers questioned have no access to training regarding how they can reduce emissions.

"With savings of up to 20 per cent to be made on energy bills through no cost or cost effective measures, it makes perfect business sense to empower employees to do their bit both at work and at home," stated Hugh Jones, solutions director at the Carbon Trust.

Research published recently by fish4jobs suggested that employers are increasingly looking for job candidates to exhibit environmentally-friendly credentials, with a third of recruiters claiming they would turn down an applicant if they were not sufficiently environmentally-minded.