Demonstrating to customers and suppliers that your business is environmentally friendly is not only good for the environment but also good for your business. The idea of operating as a green business is no longer the exception, it has become the norm.
There are an increasing number of businesses that will only use environmentally friendly businesses when procuring new suppliers. Being a green business could make the difference between wining or losing a contract.
Recycling is often one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about environmentally friendly practices. There are other steps that can be taken when trying to reduce your carbon footprint. A number of easy steps can produce big results when trying to ensure that your business is empathetic with the environment.
1. Turn off equipment when it’s not being used.
2. Encourage communications by email, and only print if necessary.
3. Use a fax-modem as this allows documents to be sent directly from a computer without the need for printing.
4. Look for suppliers closer to home. The further your supplies or service providers have to travel, the more energy will be used to deliver them to you.
Running a business does not need to result in compromising the environment. Small savings on energy can see your business ‘quid’s’ in on an annual basis. Small actions can have a big effect on your bank account. Being environmentally friendly makes sense in more ways than one.