The 2015 Cone Communications/Ebiquity study of global corporate social responsibility found that 90% of consumers are more loyal to companies that support social and environmental issues. Consumers are becoming more obsessed with what happens when we fail to recycle and they want to do their bit to help the environment. For many this means switching their spend to purchase goods and services from companies with a green reputation, with 80% saying they would be willing to buy a product from an unknown brand if it has strong social and environmental commitments. Therefore there is an increased demand for businesses to show their support for building greener communities.
Now we know that it can be hassle; being greener is just another thing to think about and, in the grand scheme of business decisions you have to make each year, this can easily slip to the bottom of the list. That’s why we’ve come up with some easy ways to go green that will have huge benefits for the efficiency and productivity of your business.
Running virtual meetings instead of travelling around the country or even abroad will mean large decreases in the amount of harmful greenhouse gas emissions being produced as a result of travel, but it will also mean huge savings on travel expenses for your business, especially if your staff can avoid travelling abroad. Not only that but taking away the travel time give mean your staff more time to spend actually working and preparing for the meeting.
Energy Star Rating
The energy star rating is found on a whole range of electronic devices, ranging from computer products to kitchen appliances and is a trusted international standard for energy efficiency. The aim of the standard is to reduce harmful pollution caused by the inefficient use of energy and to identify the most energy-efficient devices to consumers. Choosing to buy these devices for your workplace will lower your energy bills without having to compromise on performance.
Whilst going paperless provides obvious benefits to the environment, it can have big business benefits too. Switching to electronic systems will ensure that your important business data and customer information is safe and secure, plus your business will run more efficiently because you will be able to locate crucial information faster and from anywhere; not to mention that you will actually be able to see your desk again and have a tidier environment to work in, which will increase your productivity.
Green Waste Management
One of the easiest ways to get some green credit for your business is to switch to a green waste management provider. At Rabbit Group we sort all of your waste so that you don’t have to worry about separating your recyclables in the office. Our state-of-the-art energy from waste facility means we are able to promise a near-zero landfill service, diverting enough unwanted material away from landfill each year to power 8,000 homes.
If you’re looking for a green waste management company to service your business, contact us on 01903 762020 or via email@example.com and find out about our all-inclusive commercial solution.