According to research paper “An Evaluation of the Impacts of Remote Working” by The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment “remote working is likely to have a positive impact on the Irish economy and society”.
Two important findings related to the Sustainable Development Goals….
- “Evidence suggests that remote working should improve labour market outcomes for both
people with disabilities and caring responsibilities. Remote work enables improved access
to the workplace through greater flexibility in terms of time management, childcare and
Given the statement above, we believe remote working positivity impacts goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals which is “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.
- Emissions savings made from reduced transport usage are likely to exceed any extra
household emissions, leading to net environmental gains from remote working. This paper
estimates that remote working has the potential to save 164,407 tonnes of CO2 a year, with
an equivalent monetary saving of €7.6m.
Given the statement above, we believe remote working also positivity impacts goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals which is “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.