2022: Time to become more eco-friendly?

4th February 2022

There’s never been a better time to become an eco-friendly company.  Not only for the wellbeing of the planet but it also makes good business-sense.

 

Although financial measures are very important in deciding the performance of a business, there are many non-financial measures which can affect your figures. Being sustainable is something that customers and employees are beginning to look for!

Here are just a few ways that you can start to go eco-friendly in 2022:

 

  1. Go paperless – This is perfect for most businesses as a first step in becoming more sustainable and one of the things that Whitings LLP also take part in! The amount of paper that businesses use for invoicing, letters and billing can be cut down by emailing bills and letters out or investing in a cloud application that allows you to generate and send invoices/quotes to customers and clients by email. (Accountancy software like Xero also provide this)

 

  1. Being more energy efficient – On average businesses use between 15,000 and 25,000 kWh of energy per year. By turning off computers and printers at night and not leaving them in standby mode can be a great start to lowering your energy usage. Another top tip is maximising natural lighting around the office in daytime environments by opening blinds and turning lights off on a bright but cloudy day so we can avoid sun glare.

 

  1. Electric cars – As well as reducing your carbon footprint, there are also several tax breaks to now go back to owning cars within the business.

 

  1. Recycle and reuse – My last tip of the day is to set up recycling schemes in your office to encourage employees to recycle. By making sure you have enough recycling bins available in kitchens and main office areas will be a good start as well encouraging employees to bring in reusable lunch packaging by maybe even providing a branded lunch box. Which will be handy for advertising and the environment.

 

I hope you have enjoyed this article and let me know ways you make your business eco-friendly in 2022.

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