It is expected that business regulations will incorporate environmental issues in the future. A lot of movements and discussions are taking place to include the ‘environmental’ factor in business operations. Here are some ways companies can go green.
Paper can create a lot of waste. You should reduce paperwork by sharing documents online. You can use the cloud network for sharing files. Instead of copying documents, you can scan them. Switching to the cloud will reduce your cost related to printing or copying and reduce paper waste as well.
You should use reusable products for your business whenever you can. For example, you should use reusable shopping bags and avoid using polythene which will end up in landfills. Using reusable products for business operations will reduce operating costs as well.
You can create a recycling centre in your office so that cans and other recyclable products can be stored in a separate bin and then sent to the recycling centre. This way there will be less waste, and you will be able to reduce costs as well.
Water dispensing system
You must discourage employees to bring plastic water bottles. Have a water dispensing system in the office so that employees can drink water from there without using plastic bottles. Plastic bottles go to landfills, causing pollution and harming the environment.
Low utility cost
You can reduce your utility cost by using LED lights instead of normal lights which considerably reduces energy consumption and cost. You can use solar energy for electricity, if possible.
Employees must be givena carpooling option so that they avoid using their car which causes a lot of carbon dioxide emission. This will lower the number of vehicles on the road and there will be less air pollution.
You should invest in landscaping. If there are plants inside and outside of the office, then the air will be fresh. You will get more oxygen and the amount of carbon dioxide in the air will reduce. It will also reduce airborne diseases. Plants not only look aesthetically pleasing, but also can save our lives.
Work from home
If the work is such that it can be done from home, then discourage employees to come to the office. This will reduce traffic on the road and there will be less air pollution.
Work with green vendors
You should work with those who respect the environment. You should work with vendors that use energy-efficient vehicles and adopts green ways of doing works. That way your business policy will match with theirs and together you can run a business in an environmentally friendly way.
These tips will help you to switch your company from operating in a traditional way to going green. In the long run, you will save a lot of money and it will considerably increase your reputation for doing green business.