Have you ever made efforts in trying to become a green company? So many other businesses have stepped into the game and are playing their part in sustaining the environment. What are the rules and how do you contribute? We talked to some industry experts and here is the insight they shared with us.
Invest in new technology
Expenses in the short term… savings in the long run. Solar panels are one of the best ways to become green. Initially, you will have to spend an amount in setting up and installing these panels, but once you do, you enjoy several advantages. Reduced electricity bills are one of them, and you will also get some tax benefits. Plus, if you choose a reputed solar provider, they will integrate all your systems with a Wi-Fi based management control that will allow you to monitor and schedule your energy usage round the clock.
Sounds good? It gets even better when you focus your attention to the facts. An industry expert told us that solar energy helped his company reduce their carbon footprint by over 600 tons. This is equivalent to driving over 2,200,000 miles or planting trees over 11 acres of land.
Allow your employees to work from their own homes
Work from home is gradually becoming a norm and is being adopted by many companies. Why? Yes, it does make things easier for your employees, but they are not the only ones who get to enjoy the benefits. There are advantages for you as well. You can pay them lower salaries, you require less office space and so lower rents, and you can help the green cause. When employees work from home, utility waste is eliminated and carbon footprint is reduced since they do not have to commute to the office anymore.
By the way, you can also encourage your employees to walk to the workplace or ride a bicycle if they live close enough. If they are conscious about being green, they will want to help you out.
Reduce your paper usage
How much paper do you use on a daily basis? Do you really need to? This is a digital era and saving in paper has become so much easier than before. So use less paper and you will prevent more trees from being cut down.