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5 Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At a time when the world is experiencing a global pandemic, concerns about the rising temperature of our planet, and increasing diseases generally, the WHO on World Health Day 2022 aims to focus its global attention on urgent actions needed to keep people and the planet healthy and to encourage us to foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.

Organisations and their people are very much a part of society and the local communities so it makes sense that we localise some of the environmentally sustainable practices that will make a difference.

Take a look at these five ways you can make your business more sustainable.

 

  1. Reduce paperwork and paper billing

Making the switch to online billing and paperwork is a win-win for everyone – it cuts down on paper waste and it increases your physical storage space. Opt for email receipts sent to customers instead of papers one.

 

  1. Involve your employees

Giving your employees the option to work from home when possible cuts down on pollution, fossil fuel usage, and reduces your company’s overall carbon footprint.

 

  1. Eco-friendly packaging

You can significantly reduce your brand’s pollution contribution by changing the way you package your products.

The more stylish and/or useful your packaging is, the less likely it is to end up in a landfill. Your customers will probably find a future use for a reusable drawstring bag with your logo on it.

 

  1. Reduce your waste

Reducing waste is friendlier to the environment. Move your promotions into the digital realm and on social media. Make sure any free promotional items serve a purpose that goes beyond simply getting your brand name out there. Junk items are going to end up in the junkyard eventually.

 

  1. Make charitable contributions

Help counterbalance your environmental impact by actively supporting the environment. Donate a percentage of your proceeds to environmental programs. Set up a fundraiser in your community to promote eco-conscious initiatives.

 

There are many different ways a business can become sustainable: reducing waste, preventing pollution, adopting clean energy, conserving water, greening the planet by planting trees, making their products sustainable, and by adopting sustainable business travel policies.

Implementing only a few of the ways mentioned above can make a difference to our planet and to our lives.

 

The impacts of climate change are becoming ever clearer, both in Ireland and around the world. No matter the region or industry, now is the time to take action.

New research published by Skillnet Ireland undertaken in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) identifies corporate sustainability strategies, carbon management and waste management as the top three development priorities to enable enterprise innovation and Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

Voltedge Management

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