This summer you want to stand out from the crowd and be the consumer’s choice. But what is going to give your business the edge over your competitors? Could it be:
• Cheaper prices?
• New services or products?
• Or turning your business green?
Concern for the environment is generating more and more interest in the public and people are desperate to do their bit. Being a green business could be the deciding factor on winning a client, not only because you are caring for the environment but because in doing so you are showing forward thinking and dedication – two qualities that a client looks for in a business.
So what things can you do to reduce your business’ carbon footprint and turn your business green? We’ve put together some key points to get you started on your green path.
Making a change to your everyday routine in the office can make a huge difference on the amount of waste your business produces. Try introducing at least one of these points into your office:
• Switching from paper cups to water glasses and reusable china mugs when doing the tea round
• Using hand driers rather than paper towels
• Switching off the lights in the office in the daylight
• Turning off your computers at the end of the day to save energy.
Making these small adjustments to your daily routine can have a large impact on making your business a greener one.
Invest in Recycling
Investing in recycling services isn’t as much of a hassle as you may think. At Rabbit group we have created a single bin solution to help busy businesses who are committed to their green goals – that’s right you don’t have to worry about getting your waste to the correct bin, we do all the sorting for you. Our all inclusive delivery and collection service allows you to spend more time on your business whilst improving the environmental status of your business.
Control Paper Waste
Paper waste is the ultimate office sin – not only is it terrible for the environment but it has some fundamental negative implications for businesses. Paper documents put data at risk of easily being misplaced or lost to natural hazards such as fire or floods. They also clutter up offices reducing the amount of clear working space that many employees need to be able to think clearly. Try these simple steps to reducing paper use:
• Speak to suppliers and ask them to provide electronic invoices and do the same for your clients
• Encourage employees to only print what is vital
• Look into e-signing software so that printing for signatures becomes unnecessary
Get your office paper waste under control and see your business productivity increase.
Now is the perfect time to turn up the heat on your competitors, do something they won’t expect and make sure you get the best out of your business. For more information on services at Rabbit Group please call 01903 762020.