Environmental training advances slowly among top businesses

Provision of environmental training for employees has increased among British companies in the past two years, according to a survey by consultants David Bellamy Associates (DBA). But environmental training among leading businesses remains limited, its effectiveness is not rigorously assessed, and most companies are waiting for tougher legislation before improving their training programmes.

A survey carried out in 1991 by DBA revealed that only 10% of companies had trained their staff in environmental issues. This year's results appear more encouraging. Of the 100 firms among the Times Top 1100 who responded to the survey, more than 60% have carried out some form of environmental training.

The detailed findings, though, are less reassuring when set against last year's CBI guidelines on environmental education, which recommen

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