It’s becoming increasingly important to not only be environmentally aware as a business but also to show how you are doing so. With COP26 coming to an end, it’s important to highlight that you are doing your part to save the environment.

Customers are now looking out to make sure that they are supporting sustainable businesses, so now it’s key to make sure that you’re doing your bit. You don’t have to restructure your business, often it’s the simple and easy changes that make all the difference.

Whether you are a longstanding business or the owner of a new startup, here are some ways to make your business greener.

Company Policy

A great place to start is a simple company policy ensuring your employees aren’t wasting any energy.

From lights out over the weekend to using the heater’s timer rather than turning it on and off and on again, you can cut out a lot of wasted energy.

If you work in an industry that deals with a lot of packaging, recycling policies are a great way to highlight your commitment to the environment. With comprehensive green policies in place, you can have a banner on your site showing your efforts to save the environment.

Remote Working

With most businesses suddenly discovering that they function just as well with remote working as they do in the office, it may be worth considering a blended or entirely remote framework.

It’ll mean that your employees aren’t spending hundreds on commuting, which also harms the environment in the long run.

If your business works particularly well, you may as well get rid of the office, cutting down overhead and significantly reducing your business energy consumption.

The Cycle To Work Scheme

If your business relies on in-person labour, the cycle to work scheme will be a great way to cut commuting emissions. This scheme will allow employees access to bikes, bicycle components, and cycling kit at a reduced rate.

You can highlight that you are a cycle to work scheme business, which will show customers that you are investing in both your employee’s health and the environment.

Trade Effluent Management

Businesses in sectors like construction and food and drink will have a lot of waste that can’t simply be recycled. Often specialist management is needed to manage your business effluent, such as a septic tank.

It’s less a case of good PR and more a case of essential PR to make sure your waste is properly managed and disposed of. As well as the fines that can reach the millions for waste mismanagement, your reputation could be tarnished forever.

Don’t cut corners. Get reliable management with supplies like Castle Water, who will also get you a great deal.

To Sum Up

It’s likely that you are already doing most, if not all of the right things listed, you just need to find a way to highlight that you are doing so.

Whether it’s a banner on your website or an informational leaflet that customers can pick up in your business; now is the time to shout about your efforts.

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