In today’s modern world where climate change and pollution is such a big issue, businesses really can’t afford NOT to go green. It’s important not only to the environment, but also to show the public that your business has morals. Since public image and customer loyalty are such important parts of being a successful business, it makes sense why so many corporates have gone green already.
If you’re unsure where to start, try doing small things first.
- Hire A Reputable Rubbish Clearance Company
If your business produces rubbish, whether in small or large amounts, you need to hire a rubbish clearance company. This will ensure that all the waste your business produce is removed and disposed of in an eco friendly way.
It would be a good idea to include recycling as well. The lower you keep the carbon footprint of your company, the better it will be for your company’s popularity and your sales. Being a business with ethics is no longer an option, it’s a necessity.
- Use Greener Materials
Paper is to be avoided at all costs. In an ideal world, we could avoid using paper altogether, but this is not always possible. Try to do as much as you can digitally, but for those cases where you do not paper, there is a better alternative.
Recycled paper should be used and no paper should be wasted. Tell your employees to use both sides of a sheet of paper as far as possible to lessen waste even more.
- Cut Down On The Energy
It’s shocking how many stores and offices leave their lights on through the nights. This is a gross waste of money and any potential customers that see this may be put off by your disregard for saving electricity.
Something as simple as telling all employees to switch their computers off at the end of each work day and keeping all your lights off after the shop has closed can save you a lot of money on your electricity bill and make your business greener.
- Go For Green Alternatives
Still using incandescent light bulbs? There are greener options. All corporates should switch to LED or CFL light bulbs in the workplace. They’re environmentally friendly, will save you money and they last longer than regular light bulbs.
There are no downsides to switching to this green alternative at all, it’s shocking that it’s not the only light bulb still in use today. Don’t be one of the few companies that’s still using energy draining light bulbs.
- Encourage carpooling in your offices
Having more employees come to work together will reduce the amount of carbon emissions in the air each day. If you own something like a factory and most of your employees live in the same area, it would be a good idea to provide them with a company bus ride to work as well. It will show the public your dedication to going green.