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A Few Green Changes That Your Business Can Make with Ease

A Few Green Changes That Your Business Can Make with Ease

If you want to take your business in a more positive direction, one of the things you should try to think about is its green credentials. For the good of the environment and for the good of the business and its appeal to the public, you’ll want to make your company as green as it can be. We’re going to talk today about some of the simple changes you can make if you want to make your business a little greener.

Make Greener Choices in Your Supply Chain

The way in which your supply chain is structured and the actions your key suppliers take will have a knock-on impact on your business too. You should be doing what you can to push the companies in your supply chain towards greener habits and greener choices. If the companies you’re working with aren’t doing this, you should think about switching to suppliers and supply chain operators that are.

Switch to a Green Energy Supplier

Switching to a green energy supplier is definitely something your business should think about doing if it’s not already. There are so many suppliers out there and some place a much greater emphasis on green and clean energy generation than others. If you want to support clean energy, you need to put your money where your mouth is when it comes to the suppliers you work with.

Allow Remote Working

Remote working is something that’s been on the rise over the last few years, and you should think about making it a permanent fixture inside your business. Or at least something your team members can choose to do if they want to. Making it possible for people to work remotely will mean that they don’t have to drive as much or commute at all if they don’t want to, which is great for the planet.

Use More Recycled Produced

Using more recycled products is something that you can do pretty easily. These days, there are lots of niche companies out there that are focused on offering products made entirely from recycled materials. You can even get recycled business cards if you want to. There are so many examples of how this can be done, so it’s best if you explore it yourself and find the options that make sense for you.

Go Paperless

Going paperless is something that lots of workplaces have already done, and if yours hasn’t, it’s time to change that. It’s not just environmental issues that should make you consider doing this. It also makes your team’s work more flexible when it’s all stored in the cloud rather than on paper. It simply makes sense to be using digital solutions these days.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of ways in which you can make your business a little greener, and implementing the kinds of ideas discussed above doesn’t have to be particularly difficult at all. In fact, it’s very straightforward, so start taking some small steps in the right direction today.

About the author

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Steven Ly

Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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