Don’t listen to the people who deny it, because Global Warming is a threat faced by us all. This is the only world we’ve got so it is our responsibility to make sure we don’t harm it ourselves, while living in it. And if you are a multinational conglomerate, you are more likely to pollute the atmosphere with everything you do, because let’s face it, your firm is HUGE. So what are the things that you can do to make sure that you are sustainable as possible, and preserve earth’s natural resources while carrying out your business related tasks? Without further ado, let’s take a look.
Avoid paper wherever and whenever possible:
As a corporate firm, paper is a pretty pervasive part of your daily routine. Papers can be used for a lot of different purposes throughout the entire organization, so avoiding it altogether can be quite a challenging issue to tackle. But you should try to avoid paper wherever you can, such as during meetings, presentations, or newsletters. Instead of transferring post, send emails. But there are certain situations in which you cannot completely avoid using paper, like using flyers, pamphlets, or other literature related to marketing, so you should use recyclable paper.
Don’t make it a practice, make it a trend:
There is a very subtle difference between practice and trend, the former means you are doing something, while the latter means, you’re not only doing it, but also preaching that same thing. If you want your company to be more sustainable and environmental friendly, make sure you emphasize the need to go green in your entire workforce and client base. You can do that by providing incentives to your customers for participating in green activities. You can offer coupons to them when they take part in those activities.
Watch your electronic appliances:
The electronic appliances that are in use in your entire company, use a lot of energy. Energy, that affects the environment of the planet, and thus you need to keep a close eye on them. You should replace old appliances, and replace them with new ones that are also eco-friendly and promote safe energy. For example, you can use compact fluorescent or LED lights, which will certainly have an impact on the overall sustainability. Of course, these bulbs come at a higher price than the primitive type, but they last longer, use significantly less energy, and give you a much better return on investment. In fact, these LED and CFL bulbs are highly recommended by the government agencies, and you can find out about more offers from the government for changing your lights.
Don’t just go green, go full green:
Switch to post-consumer waste, biodegradable cleaners, and include practices in your company that would promote the preservation of our natural environment. Like planting a tree, organization of seminars that would raise awareness about the effects everything has on our environment, and convincing the employees to join in and learn. You can also make sure that every purchasing decision you take, involves material that is recyclable so that the impact on the environment is minimal.
Join forums and platforms that promote sustainability:
You can use certified products from ecommerce websites like, GreenSeal.org, TheGreenOffice.com, EcoEnvelopes.com, GoodGuide.com, SustainablePackaging.org, and GreenerPrinter.com. These ecommerce sites, use sustainability standards for products and services, and even offer to certify products for third-party companies if they meet their standards. You can also donate to organizations like, TreesForTravel.info, and they will take your contributions and utilize them in planting new trees. This will not only help improve the atmosphere of the planet, but also help with the reputation of your company.
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