Lowering the Carbon Footprint from Your Business
Today’s small businesses not only need to have a product customers want, but they need to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Consumers want to shop at eco-friendly businesses. The good news is that you don’t have to inconvenience yourself to go green. Plus, you might save some money yourself. Here are four tips to be more eco-friendly in your company.
Digital Documents / Print Less
Reduce paper use by using digital contracts when possible. Don’t print anything you don’t have to. Invest in a good cloud storage system that has security. Digital documents are easier to search for if you ever need a copy. You don’t have to have extra rooms to store file cabinets. You’ll use less paper and ink. Better for the environment and better for your employees.
Watch Your Electricity Use
Install energy-efficient lighting. Turn off computers, printers, and lights at night. Don’t leave chargers plugged in when you aren’t using them. Lower the heat / raise the AC when no one is in the office. Don’t light conference rooms unless they’re being used. Look for ways to be more energy conscious and reduce your utility bill while preserving the environment.
Recycle and Reuse
Recycle cans, paper and electronic equipment from your office. Instead of buying new office furniture look for slightly used on Facebook Marketplace or freecycle. Pass on your used furniture that doesn’t fit your office.
Shop Local and Work Together
Support local businesses, especially those who are going green. Go together to order in bulk. Seek out businesses that are green to clean your office building or print business cards for your business.
As you replace items in your business, look for eco-friendly items. Remodel with green flooring made from recycled materials. Fintrus has financing solutions for your small business. Ask us to help you find options.