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Top Tips on How Your Business Can Be More Eco-Friendly


There is continued pressure on us as individuals and also professionals to become much more eco-friendly in our everyday lives. Rightly so, given there is no doubt that climate change is one of the biggest threats that the planet currently faces, and it is only collectively that any real impact can be made in stopping it. If you run a business and are wondering what steps you can take in order to make everything you do a bit more eco-friendly and play your part in reducing the world’s carbon footprint, then you should consider carrying out the below.

Use Eco-Friendly Machinery

Manufacturing different products can be one of the largest drains of resources and a massive contributing factor to pollution. As such, it is no surprise that so many organisations are trying to make their manufacturing process a bit eco-friendlier. This means using more sustainable materials and also machinery that does not need as much energy to run. One of the best places to look for top-quality machinery is Kerf Developments; they have Waterjet Cutting Machines that improve the speed of cutting and also have an eco-friendly touch. It is definitely worth looking into such an organisation if you want to continue with your efficient manufacturing process but do not want to use as much energy.

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Other Means by Which You Can Save Energy

Of course, if your aim is generally to save energy, then there are plenty of other ways that you can do this as well, including but not limited to:

  • Shut down your tech at night so that all of the appliances when you leave the office are off. This isn’t going to massively reduce your energy use, but it will have an impact, and so it doesn’t hurt to do it.
  • Let fresh air in and harness the power of nature as a result. This is mainly applicable in hot environments as the fresh air can cool down your business rather than you having to use air conditioning.
  • Try to maximise the amount of natural light that enters your office as a means to reduce energy because you won’t need to have as many lights on. This can also be an incredibly effective way to improve your physical health and well-being too.

Try Going Paperless

A lot of businesses have been forced to do this in the past few years thanks to the coronavirus pandemic; however, if you are yet to go paperless, you should try. You can send out digital invoices to clients and also send digital documents over the cloud as opposed to requiring all documents to be printed and copied so that staff can have a copy.

There are lots of different software options that will help your business go paperless. This is all usually cloud-based and secure so that only staff members are going to be able to access the documents and you don’t have to worry about unwanted parties gaining access to confidential information.

Sean Jacobson

I'm Sean, a former HR and business consultant providing you insights into the business world for Leader to Leader.

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