It has been reiterated over and over again; we have just one planet to inhabit, so take good care of it. Surprisingly and somehow comically, the public just have not seemed to have caught on.
The devastation to the environment, due to solely human activities, has been catastrophic. The effects of climate change are vein felt even now, raising concerns as to whether the planet itself would become inhabitable by the end of the century. Scientists have already stated that even if all carbon emissions drop to zero today itself, it will still not reverse these effects of climate change. However, the good news is that if emissions are reduced, it could significantly slow down and minimise these effects to an extent.
Each and every one of us owes a duty to look after this planet; not only for future generations, but also for the sake of other plant and animal life.
As such, you should question yourself; “How can my company contribute to this endeavour?”
Making your company more energy efficient is one of the best ways that you can choose to help out the environment.
In terms of energy efficiency, switching to clean energy, such as solar energy, is not only a better investment for the environment, but also for the progression of your company, in the long run. This is due to the fact that clean energy such as solar energy also provides your company with zero cost on electricity and power. Although there is an initial cost of installing solar panels and switching to this type of energy, beyond the initial stage, each unit of power you consume will be free of charge and will contribute zero carbon emissions into the environment. This will undoubtedly lead to improved company finances due to significant reduction in energy costs.
Some commercial or free zone licenses for trade companies also have environmental efficiency requirements that they must fulfil or commit to fulfil, in order to receive the licensing. This is a venture by governments to further encourage companies to switch to more energy-efficient methods of functioning.
Recycling and reusing materials is a simple yet effective way in which your company can contribute toward reducing pollution in the environment. To set up the business based on recycling of materials, right from the outset, will indeed be great way with which to make recycling a significant part of the company’s functioning.
Where switching to recycling for an already established company, is concerned, it could be as simple as starting out with reusing certain tools and equipment after sanitising them, instead of disposing them after each use.