The idea of going green is hardly new, but today, creating and maintaining ecologically responsible business practices is more critical than ever. Introducing sustainability to your organization is necessary, whether your focus is on saving the planet or building a good reputation. With that said, knowing how to go green is often easier said than done. Let’s consider how you can implement the best green policy for your business.
As we mentioned above, there are a variety of reasons that your company may choose to go green. Speaking in grand terms, running your business in an environmentally-responsible way is good for the planet. Avoiding pollution, recycling materials, and eliminating unnecessary waste are all inherently admirable goals for many organizations.
Even if you are indifferent to the more significant implications of your company’s ESG policy, there are still two compelling reasons to go green. For one, sustainability is at the top of consumers’ minds, so establishing your business as environmentally friendly builds trust. Secondly, contrary to what some business owners assume, introducing the right green policy can save you significant money in the long run.
There are a lot of different ways a company can go green. Benefitting from your green policy is choosing the correct methods that work with your business goals. Here are five easy strategies you can begin to implement for your business:
The most basic way you can go green is to identify and eliminate any sources of waste in your business. Identifying and eliminating waste can include small tasks such as turning off lights when not in use or changing packaging to reduce wasted materials. In addition to being relatively simple to implement, this method is also virtually guaranteed to save you money in the long run.
For many companies, their facilities are significant sources of environmental impact. Updating to more modern power or HVAC can significantly reduce a building’s environmental impact while paying for its own costs as time goes on.
Having some or all of your employees work from home is not only good for morale. Commuting to and from offices is a major source of pollution. Requiring less of your staff to be onsite at any given time also reduces electrical, water, and maintenance costs – leading to less overhead and more potential for revenue growth. Additionally, a hybrid or remote policy that works for some employees makes it easier to expand your workforce.
Whether your business is material-heavy, like manufacturing or construction, or in a more office-oriented industry, ensuring that the materials you buy are sourced sustainably can go a long way towards establishing you as an environmentally-conscious company.
One of the most often overlooked aspects of going green is how you dispose of your old or outdated electronics. Proper IT Asset Disposition saves space in junkyards, avoids toxic pollution, and recovers many components and materials that don’t need to be mined from the earth to create new electronics.
No matter which measures are best suited to helping your company go green, working with the right partners is essential. First America is a leading provider of ITAD and non-ferrous metal recycling services, offering a wide range of IT disposal solutions designed to meet our clients’ unique needs. We specialize in secure, innovative electronics recycling services for businesses that need to safely dispose of electronic scrap, high-temperature alloys, and non-ferrous scrap. Our expertise, unparalleled customer service, and aggressive pricing make FAMCe the leading option for almost any recycling need.
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