There are millions of ways you can boost your profits. It’s likely you’re implementing many of those tactics on a monthly basis. If you’re like most other businesses they’ll be complicated. Fortunately, sometimes the easiest things work best.
You can spend a little time making your company more environmentally-friendly. You’ll be helping the planet become greener while increasing your bank balance at the same time. It’s not difficult if you want to get started right now. Let’s look at a few simple ways you can do it.
1. Stop Using Disposable Ink Cartridges
Do you have any idea what happens when you throw out ink cartridges? The plastic will take an extremely long time to degrade, plus leftover ink will seep into the ground. Disposing of them correctly is much more expensive.
You can avoid any trouble in the future by turning to refillable cartridges. Once the ink is used up it’s not difficult to refill them. You’ll also save a ton of money if your company still uses printers on a daily basis.
2. You Should Use Green Cleaning Products
Businesses lose a large amount of money every year due to sick days. Common sense says you’d waste less money if your employees were healthier. This all starts with the environment they spend time in every single day.
At the moment, there is probably lots of chemicals floating around in the air. You can improve the air quality instantly by using green cleaning products. They’re not any less effective than their toxic counterparts.
3. Avoid Wasting Money On New Furniture
You’ll eventually need to buy new furniture for your office. If you’re smart you will stay away from anything that is brand new. It’s pointless spending extra on something when it won’t directly improve your business.
You will also be doing your part to stop trees from being ripped out of the ground. Offices throw away furniture every year for legitimate reasons. You’ll always find secondhand desks and chairs in excellent condition.
4. Tell Your Employees To Work From Home
If you have a lot of employees you’ll need to rent a lot of office space. You’ll also need to spend money heating or cooling your office depending on the weather. Bring down your energy bills by letting employees work at home.
I’m sure they’ll appreciate skipping their tiresome commute. There must be a few employees you won’t need to bring in every day. It will actually improve productivity in case you’re scared it will do the exact opposite.
5. Be Careful When Packing Your Products
When you send packages to customers you don’t want anything to go wrong. It’s why they’re normally stuffed with lots of foam or plastic. It’s still possible to keep your customers pleased while helping to save the planet.
The perfect solution is to use shredded paper when packing products in the future. Make sure the recycled paper doesn’t contain any sensitive information and you’ll be fine. Think of all the money you’ll save on useless packaging.
6. You Can’t Keep Wasting Electricity
Do you unplug all the electronics in your office when you’re not using them? If you did you’d use around 15 percent less energy every month. Nobody thinks phantom energy is real until they see the difference for themselves.
There are other little things you can do to preserve electricity. For example, take advantage (of the sun) when it’s out. If you don’t need to turn all your lights on it’s okay to keep some of them switched off.
7. Encourage Employees To Start Cycling
Everyone is far too eager to jump into a vehicle these days. You would be helping the world if you encourage your employees to cycle into work instead. A small percentage of them will probably live close by.
When they cycle into work they’ll be a lot more productive, so they will make you more money. You have to make sure you install decent bike racks and showers if this is going to turn into a big success.
It’s Never Too Late To Get Started
It doesn’t matter how green your company is right now. In fact, it’s better if you’re not very environmentally-friendly. It just means you’ll have a lot more green options available to you going forwards. Start with these ones first and keep an eye on the results.