If you are not able to “think big” in business, the idea of incorporating green into your business plan seems like a farfetched, expensive, inconvenient, and time costly enterprise. However, if you open your mind up to an infinite number of possibilities in the business world, you will see that it is quite easy to incorporate eco friendliness into your company operations. In fact, when it comes to using earth-friendly methods of operation, employees are likely to go further and work harder to accomplish the same tasks when they know of and are aware of how these new steps are helping the greater good. Personal motivation is exploited in the greater benefit for the whole business.
The first thing and perhaps the simplest thing in turning your business green is basically using common sense. This seems as if it would not have a great deal of impact on our environment or your energy bill, but it does. Turning out lights when you leave a room, turning down the heating or air conditioning when you leave the office, fixing cracks and insulating windows and doors, keeping parts moving smoothly and working efficiently, and simply being aware of energy sources and what you are doing are all ways in which you can contribute. Common sense is sometimes not used in certain business or manufacturing settings, because it seems a bit like parenting a child rather than running a business, but soon everyone will fall into the habit of remembering these little details, and they will add up nicely.
Replace Inefficient Energy Consumers
You may be unable to replace your entire office with a newer, greener setup, but you are able to replace old, ineffective, and inefficient forms of energy at work. Get a green energy evaluation, or just a systems evaluation, and review all of the ways in which you can update the quality of work without spending a great deal of money. Reducing carbon emissions (and advertising that you are doing this) may also boost employee morale.
Many businesses are operating on a paperless basis. Find out how much of your company operations can be conducted online or just on a computer and start reducing your paper waste as much as possible. This also conserves a great deal of energy used to spend printing, copying, and scanning paper materials as part of your business.
While you are replacing inefficient consumption of energy, go ahead and replace the harsh, non earth friendly chemicals you use to clean the break room and the office. Envirosafe Solutions offers eco friendly sanitizers, degreasers, lubricants, and toilet treatments for your green business plan. Call us today: (+61) 1300 88 90 70.