15 Sep '11, 7am

Greek biz gives pay raises to employees that bike to work and quit smoking! via @petzdelux

Greek biz gives pay raises to employees that bike to work and quit smoking! via @petzdelux

Recently I met the Spanish partners of Coco-mat , a greek company that makes sleeping products out of natural materials. The products are fantastic; made in Greece from renewable materials such as wood, wool, cotton , sea grass , horsehair, silk, linen, natural rubber, coco fibre and goose down , and at the same time good-looking and seriously comfortable. But, what I think is even more unusual than the high-quality eco-products, is the company's overall commitment to sustainability and well-being. For example, Coco-mat just launched a special program to motivate its employees to look after themselves and the environment. As of the first of this month, the company's employees in Greece will earn 5% more in their wages if they start using a bicycle to get to and from work, and a further 3% more if they quit smoking (although this might be a bit unfair for those who never sm...

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