Monday, August 18, 2014

Upgrade Your Workplace: Benefits of Greening Your Business.

In support of our last blog about how going green is an important lifestyle choice, we have decided to focus today's blog on the importance of moving your workplace into a more eco friendly zone. Applying green processes to the workplace creates a healthy environment for employees, reduces unnecessary waste and recognizes the role that businesses play in leading the way for social change.If you haven't already and are considering taking the plunge, here are some things to consider:

Going green will save you money.

Yes, you read that right. Imagine lower heating bills, leaner utility costs, and less money feeding the photocopier. Reducing emissions goes hand-in-hand with reducing energy use.This means by simply turning off lights in unused conference rooms, unplugging appliances before you head out for lunch, liaising via email rather than printing out loads of copies of business paraphernalia, you are not only saving yourself some money, you are also saving the environment. Pretty good deal, huh?

Making this change will attract customers and improve your brand image.

Boosting your green credentials can significantly improve your public image. When you go green, you will come across as a company that cares, and this can help to attract customers who share your values. Being an environmentally friendly business can also create some great PR opportunities, and you could find that it has a positive effect on business.

A green business provides a healthier working environment.

A healthier and greener working environment can help to improve your company output and the morale of your workforce. We're not saying shut off the air conditioning completely in the summer or turn all heating off in the winter - your employees need to be comfortable, after all! However, small changes do make a big difference, and little changes like using natural cleaning products could deeply benefit staff.  Green cleaning supplies can help employees who suffer from respiratory and other health-related conditions, because green products contain fewer chemicals that are connected to physical problems. Healthier staff means less sick days as well as an overall improvement in the office atmosphere.

There are changes that you can make today that will have an immediate impact on your business, and changes that you can start to implement that you will benefit from in the long term. If you would like to run your business in a more environmentally sustainable way, start looking into ways that your business can go green today and enjoy all of the benefits that it can bring!

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