Before we examine how to make your company green, you should understand why this is important. Surely, making a business green should not be one of the owner’s top priorities? If you think that, you are mistaken because it certainly should be. Keeping a business green is one of the easiest ways to save money as well as increase interest. You will save money because you’ll be paying less for energy and resources. Customers are also searching for businesses who want to help protect the environment. Of course, there is one other reason. We need to start thinking about the environment now so that we don’t damage it beyond repair. Now that you understand the why, let’s examine the how.
1. Post and Packaging
When you ship your product, you should be thinking about using cardboard that is made up of recycled content. Recycled corrugated boxes come from a completely renewable resource and are also biodegradable. So when your customers receive a product, they won’t have to worry about polluting the environment with the packaging. Either the material can be used again, or it can be reduced to nothing. If you start using these types of materials, you are quickly showing your customers how green your business is.
It’s not too late to think about sending out Christmas cards to your happy, loyal customers. But, if you are going to do that, we recommend sending out E-cards, rather than physical products. This will save your business a fortune, and it will also again show customers your company is green. But that’s not all. Buying and sending out e-cards is easy and effortless. You can also design them to say anything you like. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas card. It could be a message saying “thanks for shopping with us.” If you do this, you can show your business cares about more than maximising profits.
3. Cut Power Usage
If you run an office, it’s important that you think about how you can cut how much power your business is using. To do this, you should think about the tech your company uses on a daily basis and how much you need it. For instance, it’s interesting to consider whether or not your business needs to use a fax machine. In fact, you can send faxes directly to an email account with no machine necessary. If you do this, you’ll save on fortune and power.
As well as that, you should think about how else you can reduce power usage in the office. It could be as simple as switching to LED bulbs. These bulbs give you thousands of hours of light, and they don’t use any more energy than halogen bulbs.
4. Renewable Energy
Lastly, we’ve already mentioned renewable materials. But you should also be thinking about renewable energy. Renewable energy can be used by businesses who are willing to invest in the first steps to make it a reality. You can purchase solar panels for the roof of your business. That way you’ll have your own business energy source during summer months. It’s a great way to cut away your electric bill and save the environment at the same time.