Growing a business is an amazing feat. Growing a business in a way that’s sustainable to the environment is even more so. Here are ways to do just that.
Make Recycling a Company Culture
Before rolling out any initiative, it’s important to first cast the vision to your employees. Make it fun and inclusive by giving them goals to meet in this green mission. In the end — whether it be energy conservation, paper or wood waste recycling — they’re often the front liners in implementing such initiatives so it’s wiser to let them in on the company’s goal to be more environment-friendly from the get-go.
Use Energy Efficient Devices
There are strategies you can incorporate to conserve energy. For instance, use LED lights instead of incandescent or fluorescent lights and use energy-efficient appliances. You could also insulate your walls and double glaze your windows, or cover them with a reflective film to go easy on your HVAC system. Not only will you reduce the impact on the environment with these practices, you’ll also save a lot on your electricity bill.
Go with Green Vendors and Suppliers
Do business with vendors that follow sustainability guidelines, which covers their manufacturing practices to their mode of delivery. Also, when procuring office devices like laptops and computers, you can ask your supplier if they can buy back your old one when you buy a new replacement. Some companies have asset recycling initiatives to allow you to do just that.
Consider Using Renewable Energy
Renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal are powering up some companies today as the effects of climate crisis are becoming more pronounced. Consider embracing this trend as well and check out sources that are most feasible for your business.
Reducing carbon footprint is a worthwhile undertaking that will not just benefit your business but the world at large. The good thing is, you don’t have to make some drastic moves to contribute to this movement. Small, consistent and incremental changes are all it takes as they can add up over time.