Published Jan 13, 2015
When you have a company of your own, reducing your carbon footprint is not only a way to gain more clientele who are interested in caring for the environment, it’s a great opportunity for you to give back to the community and environment. In some ways, carbon footprint reduction also has the ability to cut back on resources, therefore allowing company owners and those in charge to save on materials, machinery and labor.
Upgrade Your Company’s Lighting
It may seem simple, but upgrading your company’s lighting and infrastructure is one of the best methods of reducing carbon footprint in a building altogether. Using updated and Eco-friendly lighting not only cuts down on costs, but drastically reduces the amount of energy and power that is required in order to operate and light just one room. One of the perks of updated Eco-friendly lighting is that it is similar, if not more affordable, to implement into office workplaces and warehouses when done so in bulk than when ordering in regular lighting.
Unplug Unused Appliances
Unplugging unused appliances is another way to quickly reduce your company’s carbon footprint without much work or effort. Any time a small appliance is no longer in use, make note to employees that it is essential to unplug it until it is back in use again. The more you unplug unused appliances, the easier it is to cut back on costs without wasting energy in any building or warehouse you are renting or own.
Consider recycling tire materials along with additional industrial materials when working in a warehouse or with a variety of parts included in your business model. Recycling industrial materials is one of the best ways to reduce your company’s overall carbon footprint, regardless of the industry you operate in.
Instead of printing and storing your records, consider going paperless. Using the cloud and other online services to manage invoices is one way for you to reduce your carbon footprint by freeing up space, giving employees more room and more room for additional stock.
The more you know about reducing your carbon footprint, the easier it becomes to create a healthier environment, regardless of the type of products you are generating or the services you have to offer. Eco-friendly practices will not only save your company money, they will demonstrate your company’s dedication to the community’s and environment’s wellbeing.