Here is an example how a regular business owner reacts to the title: “Yes, going green will help the environment, but why would I do it, what is in it for me?” There is nothing unusual about this kind of question. Well, apart from benefiting long term as a constituent part of the environment, your business could instantly and continually benefit from adopting at least a couple of postulates of green business policy. Here are a couple of easily implementable changes that would take your business into greener zones and bring profit along the way.
Energy savings made from adapting your heating and cooling systems can go up to 15 percent annually. Simply, turn off the heating or cooling systems after you leave work and remotely turn them on an hour before you arrive. Your offices will still be of right temperature, but your bill will certainly loose weight. Excessive energy emission is one of the major issues in preserving the environment and you will benefit it too in this way. Another way to reduce energy usage is to completely ban usage of incandescent light bulbs and replace them with more energy efficient types, such as LED or CFL ones.
Emission of fuel gases is another important pollution factors. Reduce the number of cars you use, share rides, promote cycling and walking. Promote public transportation and buy your employees annual public transportation tickets instead of giving them gas money. You will reduce gas emission and save money long term.
Recycled paper is nothing new on the market. It has been present for decades now and it was about time you fully used its potentials. Not only is it environmental friendly and a great green saver, it costs less than unicycled one without jeopardizing the quality and durability. If possible, push the change even further. Get rid of all the paper and go digital with your data. Your lungs and your wallet will both appreciate it.
If you need extra storage room, there is no need to explore another piece of land to build new storage site. Perhaps the best way to store your equipment and goods is to decide on storage containers you could buy or rent. They are suitable for anything, everyday goods to dangerous materials, too. This kind of storage approach is both cost efficient and nature preserving in the long term.
Also, bear in mind that the government is keen on making things easier for companies that want to go green. Their officials and experts are willing to share their knowledge, provide any information necessary and give financial support to make significant changes in your business. Also, if you are present on the international market, being a member of the green company network will also benefit your business since there are various import and export tax discounts for their members. In the end, why wouldn’t you be the next winner of The Green Ribbon Awards (or the equivalent prize in your country).