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REDUCE YOUR BUSINESS CARBON FOOTPRINT

April 23, 2019 2:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A business owner is primarily concerned about the company’s day-to-day operations, revenue, and marketing. But today, more and more consumers want to choose companies that care about their carbon footprint. Focusing on the impact your business has to the environment can attract new business and also save you money.  In addition, your team can rally around you to turn your business into a green example to other businesses.

Here’s how to reduce the carbon footprint of your business.

1. Go paperless. 

With the technology and tools we have today, there’s no need to be keeping paper records anymore. For example, you can very easily and securely store all of your company’s documents online using a tool like Google Docs or Dropbox. Plus, with these tools, everyone at your company can access the documents they need anytime, anywhere. Set up a plan to switch gradually to paperless without disrupting processes and your office organization.

2. Promote recycling.  

Just like at home, your office should have separate garbage containers for the different materials.  Electronics such as computers, digital phones, etc, should be properly recycled to ensure that metals can be melted and repurposed, and that batteries can be properly treated and disposed.

3. Work from home days.

You may set up one day a week for some or all employees to work from home or pick certain jobs that can be virtual.  Reducing the amount of commuting cars is a great way to help the environment and local traffic.

4. Advocate Plan Based days.  

How about “Veggie Taco Tuesdays?”.  Many people already know of the benefits of introducing more plan based foods to their diet, so don’t be afraid to go Vegan for a day.

You don’t need to run a factory to think about how your business can help the environment.

A strategy for reducing your carbon footprint in the workplace educates everyone about climate change and promotes environmentally friendly workplace processes and work behavior. 

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