With each passing day, the intensity of the competition among businesses is increasing and this has made the job of the modern-day manager a very difficult task. They must find new and revolutionary methods to conduct the everyday operation in order to gain an edge over the other players and secure their place in the market. An aspect about which various stakeholders today are beginning to pay attention to when considering about a business is how eco-friendly its operations are. As a result, many enterprises are making the functions greener in order to become sustainable entities that are concerned about the environment. Discussed in this article are a few effective ways in which you can achieve this for your business organization.
Both vehicular and non-vehicular emissions that occur within and outside the organizational premises by any activity that is related to the business activity gets added directly to the carbon footprint of the said entity. A great way to bring these emissions down is by instructing your employees to carpool whenever possible and use public transportation when travelling to and from work. Using electric vehicles and E Bikes would also be an effective substitute to travelling every day in vehicles that run on gas. If the company premises are quite large in size and the workers must use a means of transportation to get from one point to another, replace the existing vehicles with greener substitutes such as an electric moped that is very easy to use and emits no harmful gases to the atmosphere.
Communicate more, print less
Every paper you use for printing and every unit of electricity that is spent on the process is another point added to your enterprise’s carbon foot print and this needs to be kept under control as much possible. While it is mandatory to pint documents for certain operations, whenever possible, communicate in another way so that the impact on the environment can be minimized. For inter departmental communication purposes, you can always use telephones, emails and other electronic methods instead of passing papers around which is a pretty outdated way of doing things.
Say no to the plastic kitchen utensils
Plastic spoons, plates and cups which are used by many organizations because of the convenience and low cost of replacement is a major issue that must be addressed. Without being overly concerned about the convenience, instruct the employees to use “real” utensils made of glass or metal, so that they can use them all year long without generating loads of plastic garbage every year. Having to wash these items after use is nothing compared to the greater good that is done to the environment and they must be explained about it by the management.