Being eco friendly is the name of the game these days, especially when it comes to your business. When you have plenty of resources in the bank, and a good team of staff behind you, you can feel unstoppable. You start to feel like the whole world is your oyster, and you can take your operation as far as you would ever want to! But before you do, you need to make sure the impact you have never leaves a negative footprint on the environment around you.
You need to be eco friendly, to be a sustainable and modern company. You need to make sure you’re not going against the environment around you, and that you’ve always got it in mind when you’re innovating and developing, to make it bigger and bigger.
And even when you’re doing your bit to make sure your carbon footprint is as small as it could be, there still might be some healthy changes you can make. So, let’s explore some of those few changes below.
How Much Paper Do You Use?
Paper is an everyday item that most people around the world have access to. With a stack of paper, and a pen or pencil, you can create all kinds of things! They’re tools we give to our kids as soon as they can hold something in their hands, and in business, they’re probably the first resources you have access to.
But when it comes down to it, the amount of paper an everyday business can churn through can be very harmful for the environment. It’s why we’re in a period of Digital Transformation – the more we can load onto a digital server, or put up in the online world, the less we have to take from the ecological balance around us.
How Big is Your Electricity Bill?
You need to light up, heat up, and ultimately power the office you work in. During those darker winter days, and those late Friday nights when you can’t tear yourself away from your desk, you’re going to be using up more electricity than you really need to. You’ll have the lights on, and you’ll need the heating to be pumping away – and when you think about, that’s costing you a lot of money.
And not only is it costing you, but it’s costing the environment around you. Light pollution, for example, is a problem in city centers and large towns – the longer you work at night, the more you’re going to contribute to clouding up the night sky.
What Do You Throw Away?
And finally, how much are you throwing away day by day? If you’re an office worker, you might not have as big a waste output as someone who works in the hospitality sector, but your actions still cost the environment around you. Most of all, make sure that recycling is a company-wide policy!
Being eco friendly takes a bit of effort, but it’s not impossible. You can work with the environment in mind.