Making your business eco-friendlier isn’t always about lowering your material production or usage, it could be making small changes that could have a huge impact on our environment.
Going green is not only great for the environment, but it also allows you to stand out from your competition. In 2020, consumers are much more likely to use your services if you’re saving the planet in the process.
Below we are going to list things you can take into action to make your business eco-friendlier:
If you want to improve your company’s eco status, a great place to start is with the products in your cupboards. Things like toilet roll, disposable cups, cleaning products and stationery can be swapped for their eco-friendlier counterparts.
Instead of making your employees drive to work every day and releasing car emissions into the environment why not give them the freedom to work from home? A CRM system or business system can keep track of employee workflow and productivity so that you don’t have to.
Alternatively, you could encourage employees to cycle to work or jump on public transport. The cycle to work scheme is an initiative that allows your employees to get discounts on bike gear.
Wherever you can, make sure you are always recycling, and encourage your employees to do the same. You could have a separate waste bin specifically for recycling to make it easier for people.
An alternative to your average light bulb could be LED lights, as they preserve energy. You could also look at investing in solar panels to receive energy from the natural light outside. You can also get lights on timers so that they switch off automatically when they’re not in use.
When your devices are not in use, for example on weekends, it’s best to switch them off completely as it’ll save your computer from using unnecessary energy.
Whenever possible, skip using paper entirely, if you have to print - then ensure you are using eco-friendly paper, which is produced using a smaller carbon footprint and overall environmental impact. There are two main kinds of eco-friendly paper; recycled paper and FSC certified paper.
Using things like digital calendars, CRM’s and online task sheets will create much less paper waste, which is better for the environment. A business system can bring all these areas into one solution, which allows your workplace to use less paper as everything can be recorded and stored on the system.
A business system may also mean that you need fewer employees which will reduce travel to and from your office, electricity/internet usage and more – all of which can help.