The push for sustainability has been one of the largest trends that have taken the business world by storm – and it’s essential that you find your business’ place in the sustainable market. The modern consumer is more likely to consider a business’ sustainable principles before they take into account nearly anything else about the business – if you neglect sustainability, you could be losing valuable customers. Here are 4 crucial tips to consider if you want to make your business more eco-friendly going into 2024.
Upskill, Upskill, Upskill
One of the best ways a business can survive in the emerging green economy is to upskill their workers so that they have the necessary green skills to be able to work in a sustainable business. Ensuring that your staff have the necessary green skills will ensure that your business opens itself up to more work, which could vastly expand your company. For example, many construction companies in the UK are investing in construction NVQs which provide necessary green skills in the construction industry, such as solar panel installation. Upskilling your staff is one of the best things that you can do if you want to make your business able to thrive in a sustainable economy,
Raise Company Awareness
Your staff should be your first port of call if you want to make your company sustainable, which is why upskilling is so important. However, raising company-wide awareness surrounding sustainability will help make the everyday processes in your business a lot greener. Good green training can help your staff understand the importance of preserving resources and energy, and help them remember to switch lights off and recycle. Small aspects of your business all add up when it comes to making your company sustainable, so it’s definitely something worth investing in.
Make The Switch
The small parts of your business all add up when it comes to making the entire company more sustainable, so it’s worth thinking about the materials you use on a day-to-day basis. Paper, ink, pens, even tea bags and toilet paper all result in waste. By ensuring that you’re buying sustainable office essentials such as recycled paper and non-toxic ink will ensure that every part of your business is doing its bit to help the planet. The next time your office is due for a reorder, make the switch to more sustainable office essentials – you won’t regret it.
Retrofit Your HQ
If you have a set place where your business does most of its business operations such as a shop or a head office, making this space more energy-efficient will make your business far more sustainable – and it could also slash your business expenses! Retrofitting your HQ with insulation or renewable energy sources such as solar panels could massively cut down your energy bills, meaning you will have used less. This is fantastic for the environment – but it could also save you a lot of money in the future. If you own your business HQ and decide to retrofit, ensure the contractors have all the essential retrofit qualifications – this will ensure all of the work is done properly.