Over the course of the last decade, the concept of corporate sustainability has become a core pillar of businesses across the globe. From independent ventures to large, corporate entities, this has companies to achieve a range of objectives from slashing operational costs to driving high levels of employee engagement.
Outlets such as Unilever embody this spirit, boasting an unusually high employee engagement score in excess of 80% despite having a large workforce of 170,000. With this in mind, it is little wonder that establishing a greener and more sustainable business remains one of the primary New Years’ resolutions for 2017 and one that companies of all sizes are looking to make happen.
How to Create a More Sustainable Business Venture in 2017
If you are determined to create a more sustainable business venture, it is important to start with small, actionable steps. After all, there are so many ways a business can cut back on their daily emissions, while it is possible to look after the environment simply by making a few small changes.
So, here are a few top tips that will easily make your office greener in 2017: –
Incentivise Walking to Work
If employees can walk or cycle to work, then every effort should be made to encourage them to do so. From building a secure bike storage area to charging for use of the car park, any incentives that can help to encourage people to ditch their cars and cut carbon emissions should be put in place.
If you haven’t already then signing up for paperless billing is a must for your business in 2017. For any banking and bills, you’ll have the option to switch your statements to be received via email, reducing paper and making your business greener.
Cut Down on Printing
In office environments, the printer can often be overused unnecessarily. Enforce some rules to inform employees that printing should only be done at work if it’s absolutely necessary to cut down on costs. Encourage employees to email important documents to one another and save them to the cloud to avoid excessive printing.
If your business is not already recycling, then now is the time to get on board. From getting separate recycling bins to encouraging employees to think about it more when it comes throwing rubbish away, recycling is an essential for a greener business.
Air Pollution Control
Making sure your air pollution levels are under control really helps to cut down emissions. With the help of a company like ERG and their Air Pollution Control options, you’ll be able to measure your businesses pollution levels and control them reducing your emissions and carbon footprint in the process.
Arranging business meetings via Skype can really help to reduce carbon footprint as it means much less time spent travelling to business meetings across the country. Skype can also make your business more productive as it means less time is wasted commuting.
With all of these top tips so easy to incorporate into the day to day running of your business, you’ll be a much greener business in no time.