As 2021 rushes towards its end and 2022 peaks at us from just beyond the horizon, why not take the opportunity to make a renewed commitment to greener business practices? Green Office suggests five effectives, but easy-to-implement resolutions to get your business moving on its green journey.
5 Simple Ways to Go Green In 2022
Make 2022 a greener year with these 5 resolutions. By the end of the year, you should have significantly reduced your business’s carbon footprint and prepared the way for even more eco-friendly operations in the years to come.
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1. Let Your Staff Work Remotely Wherever Possible
Remote work became a necessity in 2020 and has become a pretty standard way of doing things. It can also help companies be greener because it reduces the need for staff members to commute, as well as reducing energy consumption in the office. You don’t necessarily have to make your operations entirely remote – you may still need your team to come together at the office from time to time – but even having them spend a few days working from home will reduce carbon emissions and energy consumptions substantially.
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2. Switch To Eco-Friendly Suppliers
Take a long, hard look at your suppliers and your most important materials. What is their environmental impact? Can you go greener? Doing so will reduce your energy consumption and footprint, and will also improve your green credentials, making you a more attractive supplier in your own right. Your current suppliers may well be encouraged to improve their environmental impact if you explain to them that it is a factor in your future business relationship.
3. Recycle More
Businesses generate waste – that is an unavoidable fact – but what are you doing with your waste? Much of the waste you dispose of can probably be recycled. Look into your current waste disposal systems and raise the level of recycling you are currently doing.
4. Prioritize Energy-Efficiency in Your Procurement Processes
Next, take stock of all your office equipment, from machinery to computers to kitchen appliances. It might be time to switch them out for energy-efficient alternatives. The next time you need to procure any equipment for your office, make it a priority to seek out the most energy-efficient option. Both the environment and your budget will thank you in the long run. Green Office is able to help you eliminate paper in your office by going digital. You can find more information here. Another popular option is switching to Managed Print Services. The Green Office MPS assessment and implementation process involves assessing the different factors that influence an office’s document environment and then implementing holistic solutions based on the resulting insights that drive operational costs and waste down.
5. Try To Eliminate Plastic
Plastic has become so ubiquitous that few people even try getting rid of it completely, but it can be done – and it should! Each year, millions of tons of plastic end up in our oceans. More and more plastic-free alternatives are being introduced to the market – seek them out and set a goal to remove plastic from your office completely by the end of 2022.
Let Green Office Help You Make 2022 A Greener Year
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