The goal of many small businesses is to make money. It doesn’t matter whether they want to make a lot or a little, the point is that profit leads to success which leads to growth. It’s a nice pattern. The thing is, we live in a world where we are increasingly pressured to be eco-friendlier, more environmentally friendlier and generally kinder to the world around us. This is not a bad thing at all. You need to meet your environmental responsibilities as a business, and not just because Mother Nature will thank you for it.
The better your business is at looking after the environment, the more customers will want to use you. Ethically, you are going to be a better option than, say, a company who tests on animals and doesn’t care about their impact on the world around them. Choosing to be the type of company that wants to play a part in reducing the carbon footprint on the world is going to attract clients who see that you are a company that cares. If you want to be a leader of positive change, check out the handy tips below. You’ve got to go a little green if you want to make a lot of it!
Procurement. When it comes to sourcing suppliers, you need to look carefully and decide what is right for your business. For example, if your company is one that deals in harmful chemicals, then you are going to need to consider intermediate bulk container options. The reason for this is that an IBC can hold the same volume as five chemical drums and draining that many drums can obviously lead to more waste – bad for the environment! You need to source companies that care about that sort of thing because not only will it look good on you, it’ll actually be better for the world around you.
Web Hosting. Did you know that you can use green hosting instead of regular web hosting? It’s more affordable, it’s kinder to the environment and it uses a renewable power source. You’re keeping your business alive and helping customers while making a difference to the world around you – what’s not to like?
Energy. The crisis within our current climate is hitting companies hard, and this hit is affecting the bottom line of a business. Using alternative energy sources to power your office such as wind or solar power is not only going to cut your costs massively, it’s going to be better for the world around you. There are so many green energy incentives that you could look into before you decide what to do, but in the end, your company is going to spend less money on energy bills, which is going to fatten up the bottom line.
Being green in your business can’t be anything other than positive. You are going to be able to rule the world while saving it at the same time, and that’s something that everyone should be trying for.
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