5 Ways to Make Your Business Greener
Are you looking to become a more eco-friendly business?
These quick changes are great to make the shift to a more sustainable workplace and save you money too!
Let's dive into it.
The first swap that I would recommend is to choose a delivery company with an eco-friendly option available.
There are delivery companies that offer a carbon-neutral option. This means to reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and offset an emission made elsewhere.
Check with your current provider and see if they offer this type of delivery option.
The second swap is to choose eco-friendly material for your packaging to avoid single-use materials or plastic. Opt for more sustainable packaging options with renewable, recyclable or biodegradable materials.
There are many companies that offer these B2B services and provide eco-friendly packaging solutions.
The third swap is to go paperless and avoid printing any unnecessary paper. Just send electronic invoices to your customers. This will save you money, but also a lot of time while you fulfil your orders. Of course, if a customer requests a printed invoice don’t hesitate to send it to them. But if not, just avoid printing any paper.
The fourth suggestion is to opt for a green host provider for your website.
You might be surprised to know that web hosting is very energy-intensive and so hosting has a very real environmental impact.
But there are for example host providers that offer some kind of carbon-neutral scheme. So this means that they pay to produce renewable energy in the same amount of energy they consume.
This is a really innovative way to be green also on the website.
The fifth swap that I recommend is to switch to renewable energies to power your company. This depends on the type of country you're living in. If your country has a lot of sunny days during the year, solar panels solutions are probably the best for your company. Instead if where your company is based there is a lot of wind might be worth looking into power renewable energy solutions.
In a lot of countries governments also offer benefits to switch to one of these renewable energy solutions. You can have a look at your government website
and see if this option is available for you.
Finally, it’s great to shout out these changes that you're making in your company with your audience and your customers on social media and your website.
This will really give an additional value to your company and your customers will definitely appreciate the effort you are making to make your business more eco-friendly and make your part for the future.