Encouraging Your Business To Be Greener!

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three ways to make your business greener

 

Going green is not only good for the environment but works well in your favour because research has shown both your customers and your staff are much happier supporting a green business. And with the recent lockdown, we can’t help but notice some of the amazing things that have been happening in the environment. Animals are returning to towns and villages, skies are clearer and pollution is clearing.

So it’s an exciting time that we can learn from before rushing to do business ‘as usual’. Here are some things you can consider:

Use Remote Workers

Many businesses have realised that to use remote workers can really make sense. You can save a lot of money AND reduce emissions with remote staff. The amount of toxic fumes that are released into the air by your workers driving to work is probably higher than you can imagine, and then there is the running cost of your building which will be contributing to carbon emissions from lighting, heating and cooling. Of course there are some instances where this is impossible, but for many office-based staff, working remotely – at least part time – can be just as effective. As long as you ensure that you are communicating with your team, that everyone is still doing their jobs and keeping up to date, everything will be fine.

You’re going to be using less energy which in turn will help the environment, your bills will be decreased every month, and you’re going to have some really happy employees.

Keep It Private

A paperless office can be a reality with the technology available to us. A lot of companies have moved all of their files and data online, but not everyone has. If you haven’t, then it’s time to think about those trees and get online. If you’re worried about protecting the data, then be sure to look into cheap vps options for your business, so that looking at and transferring data is as safe as possible. Your paper copies are easier to steal than your online data anyway because you can put measures in place such as firewalls and software to keep people out of your business. The best you can do with paper is having alarms and someone guarding them! It’s essentially the same thing that you have online, except online is much greener.

Use Solar Power

Finally, in the business locations that you do have, try using solar power where possible rather than conventional electricity. We’re not saying that you have to give this up entirely, but just enough to make the difference. If you live somewhere that gets a lot of sun, it’s a waste not to use the energy it is providing for you, so think about getting some solar panels installed around your business premises.

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