- Telecommuters take less trips to and from the workplace, reducing the number of vehicles on the road. This reduces overall vehicle emissions, improving air quality.
- Many workplaces have reported increased productivity and lower turnover as a result of working in a quiet environment with minimal interruptions and have an increased ability to focus on specific work tasks.
- Employees experience less stress caused by commuting, such as physical discomfort, air pollution, fuel costs, and vehicle maintenance.
- When offered as an employee benefit, telecommuting can help employers with recruitment and retention.
- Telecommuting employees can continue to work at home with minor ailments that might otherwise result in loss of work time and potential spread of illness around the office.
- Employers benefit from continued operation despite any weather conditions that may keep employees away from the office.
- Employers can reduce overhead costs such as office expansion and additional parking spaces as their workforce expands.
For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.