If you think that you need to make your company greener, then you are correct. A lot more companies have started to become environmentally friendly, but there is still a majority who are pretty tentative about whether they should take this major step or not. Though it might seem like a sound investment for various reasons, there are people who assume that becoming environmental-friendly is expensive and the payoff is not that great. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there is little doubt that the environmental issues are going to alter the regulatory and market landscape in the upcoming future. The energy-efficient companies are better able to navigate these regulatory changes and can be better positioned to weather out negative events like energy price spikes.
Another motivation to go environmentally friendly is that a lot of the customers are going to safer nontoxic green products. The people are becoming much more conscious of the choices that they are making and the kind of products that they are investing in. They want to consume things that would help protect their family and generations in the future. People usually consider that companies that are going green are on their side and that they do not just have the cold-blooded motive of earning more money at the expense of their customers, and others around them.
The going green program does not have to be too expensive, in fact, you can dedicate yourself and your company to small practices which would ensure that you are working towards the environment further:
Make green thinking a part of your vision and mission
In order to become greener, you will need to engage your customers in the same vision as you. Try to create efficiency goals and make them fun and inclusive of everyone by celebrating their little successes. You can get your employees to put in ideas of how you can increase your profits by going green, how your going green mission would enhance your community or better serve your customers. This will make them feel more included in the entire plan.
Eliminate plastic bottles
According to a 2011 report the U.S. was in charge of generating 32 million tons of plastic waste, alone. Some of the plastic from this was surely recycled, but the rest of it did add more burden to the environment. You can install water filtration systems within the office and so not only will the water be fresh and clean but you will also be able to avoid a lot of time and money by avoiding the constant purchase of plastic bottles and cups.
Vyron Vasileiadis is a businessman and the Head of Vasileiadis Group of Companies, and Chairman of Antipollution SA and Greek Environmental Energy Network SA. He has had a passion for the environment from a young age, and he worked in the Antipollution SA right after he got done with his schooling. Today his Vasileiadis Group of companies is overseeing several projects that are linked to environmental protection, electric trading, emergency response, and renewable energy.