When you run a business, you need to make sure that you are running it in the most environmentally friendly way. We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint in order to make the planet last a lot longer. In this article, we are going to give you some tips on how you can make your business more environmentally friendly. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more.
Turn Off the Lights
In many offices, the lights are kept on at all times meaning that energy bills can be quite high. This is really bad for the environment and if you are not using your office then you should make sure that you are turning your lights off. A good way to combat this is to make sure that the last person in the office turns the lights off when they leave. Then, if the lights are kept on, they can be asked to change this in the future and make an improvement.
Allow Remote Working
If your staff tend to drive to work every day, then you might find that this is not very environmentally friendly. A good way to do your bit for the planet is to allow your staff to work remotely from home. This will mean that they are not affecting the planet by driving to work or using public transport. They will work from home and you won’t need to worry about your business’s large carbon footprint.
Downsize to A Metal Office
Another great idea for making your business more environmentally friendly is to downsize to a metal office. This might seem like a strange idea, but you will find that the steel buildings from companies like Armstrong Steel are extremely environmentally friendly. This is because steel is a recyclable material and it can be insulated really well. Armstrong emphasise on their website how you could save on heating and cooling costs due to the energy efficiency of their buildings. You’ll be doing your bit for the environment if you downsize to a metal office.
Our final tip for those companies who want to be more environmentally friendly is to go paperless. In this day and age, pretty much everything can be done online so if you are having your staff print several documents out per day, this is not really necessary. Try to go as paperless as you can and seek some advice online about how you can do this. If you really need to print things and fill in forms manually, you should make sure that you are recycling this paperwork.
If you are planning on making your business more environmentally friendly, then you need to think about trying out some of the things that we have discussed in this article. Consider downsizing to a metal office and letting your staff work a little more remotely. You should also make sure that all of the lights are turned off at the end of the day and consider changing to a paperless office in the future.
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