Most UK companies have poor green credentials, according to a survey of 8,000 IT directors and business decision makers across Europe.
The Brocade survey found that 60% of UK respondents rated their employers' green credentials negatively, whereas 40% across Europe as a whole felt the same.
Less than 40% of the UK directors questioned were bothered about the carbon footprint of their employer, and only 16% seek to buy more environmentally friendly products.
"It is worrying to see the lack of concern over green credentials, considering the amount of industry pressure and media attention that has been given to this subject," said Ulrich Plechschmidt, Brocade vice-president EMEA. "It is a concern that people have energy worries and are not taking aggressive steps to buy more efficient, environmentally friendly products. This is one of the simplest steps that companies can take to not only reduce their carbon footprint, but also reduce costs."
More positively, 66% are beginning to look at ways of reducing energy output.
"There are technologies available that have been specifically engineered to deliver significant energy savings, and businesses should seek these out wherever possible. Putting some effort into researching these solutions now will reap huge rewards in the long term," said Plechschmidt.