Making your business more environmentally friendly can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many small changes you can make that will quickly add up, resulting in long-lasting positive changes for the environment. If you’re ready to earn your eco-warrior badge, we’ve listed a few simple steps you can take to make your company more sustainable. Let’s go green!
Something as simple as urgently fixing any leaky faucets around your office or facilities can literally stop your business from wasting gallons of water. Another way to conserve water includes installing low-flow toilets and faucets as a long-term solution.
Plant shrubs or trees
Trees and shrubs are a vital part of the ecosystem and help to act as filters for pollution. They not only produce oxygen, improving the air quality that is essential for you and your employees, but they also add to the aesthetic of your office. Consider planning an eco-day for the team to spend the day outdoors planting new trees. Every seedling helps.
Once individual bins for paper, cardboard and plastic are readily available, people will more easily get into the habit of using them. Many households are already separating their rubbish, so they’re likely to be familiar with the practice. If you lead by example, your staff will be recycling in no time.
Instal solar panels
Going solar is an easy way for companies to reduce their environmental impact and save money in the long run. Solar panels are a clean, renewable source of energy that comes with attractive tax incentives for businesses and can last for decades with very little maintenance.
Use sustainable suppliers
Green procurement is another easy way to transform your carbon footprint as a business. This effectively means sourcing goods and services that are produced sustainably, including goods or office supplies that are non-toxic, recyclable or made from renewable materials.
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