We all know that it is important to take care of the world around us. Not only as individuals, but also as businesses too. But what are the best ways to make sure that you are running a fully sustainable business?
We have put together some of the simplest and best ways to change your everyday running in order to be more sustainable. Some of which you can try out right now.
The amount of paper that a business can use on a daily basis can be pretty shocking. This means, that one great way to make your business more eco-friendly is to print less. Remind employees that they don’t need to print everything, and try to create paperless meetings that do not require everyone to have printed copies of things to discuss.
If you do need to print some documents, then you should try to have these printed double sided as this will go a long way to reducing the amount of paper that you use.
Turn off equipment
You can save around 25% of your energy if you turn off equipment that isn’t being used at the end of the day. If you switch off computers throughout the office too then this can save another 50% on top, a rather impressive figure.
Choose the right suppliers
You can improve the sustainability of your business, simply with the suppliers that you use. Make an effort to find suppliers who are going to offer eco-friendly approaches to shipping, packaging or materials.
The majority of us make an effort to recycle at home, but the same cannot be said at work. Promote recycling within your company, and encourage your staff to recycle anything that they use on a daily basis.
Try and refurb furniture
Think that you need to buy some new office furniture? Before you go ahead and buy brand new, why not see if you can refurb the furniture that you already have? If there really is no saving them, then it might be a good idea to take a look at used office furniture stockists, as you can find some high-quality pieces there. Not only will it stop you buying new furniture, but can also save you money too!
How fleet management can help
The idea behind fleet management is that you are looking at ways to better run your fleet. No matter the type of vehicle. By organising routes and monitoring driver habits, you can save the amount of fuel that is used on a daily basis.
Not only does this save you money, but by cutting down on the fuel that you use as a company, you are in turn reducing your carbon footprint.
No matter our industry, we all should be taking steps towards making our businesses more sustainable. Why not try some of these tips for yourself and see what you can achieve?