Helping businesses to manage their waste is what we do at Phoenix, by matching them up with the correct equipment to suit their precise needs and budget. We see environmentally friendly waste management as just one of the many things that businesses can do to help themselves and the planet of course!
It is a source of frustration for us that too many business owners remain sceptical about the benefits of making their business greener and more sustainable, despite the fact that there are clearly many reasons why this goal makes so much sense.
Whether it is implementing an eco-friendly waste management strategy or reducing company air miles, the exact approach to take will ultimately depend on your business and your induvidual situation. With this in mind, the points we’ve outlined below are relevant for any organisation or business that is keen to ‘go green’.
Keeping an eye out for wasteful practices is important for the environment, but it can also benefit your business financially by improving your bottom line.
Examine your energy costs in depth to start with, doing your best to identify and eliminate any wasteful practices. With energy costs continually on the rise, the potential to make savings in this area of your businesses expenditure can be substantial. An investment in energy efficient tools, machinery, or lighting for example, often makes a lot of sense economically.
Resource inefficiency can also account for significant chunks of loss in your businesses profits. It is therefore important to pay attention to the way you operate, using all of your resources efficiently to make sure that your business is not wasting money.
Green Credentials Can Help You To Attract New Clients & Customers
When consumers and other companies are choosing where to spend their hard-earned cash, a common factor for consideration nowadays will be the environmental credentials of the business. This trend has continued to gain momentum each year over the last decade as more and more individuals are voting with their feet, often prepared to spend a little bit more to support a business that shares their green ethos.
Becoming a greener and more sustainable business and marketing yourself as such could help you to attract more customers. Being green is a great selling point that could benefit your pocket and the environment at the same time.
Staying One Step Ahead Of The Competition
A growing awareness of the role that businesses of all sizes play in addressing environmental concerns has increased the amount of pressure that local government and regulatory bodies are putting on businesses to improve their environmental performance.
Making sure that your business complies with environmental regulations is of course mandatory, but going one step further and setting your own environmental performance goals will keep you ahead of the game, ensuring that you remain one step ahead of the competitors in your industry who fail to consider the environment a priority.
Identifying Worthwhile Goals
It is important for businesses to put a great deal of thought into planning the direction they wish to take with their green initiatives, starting with small steps and making gradual improvements over time.
Choosing one or two goals and committing to them wholeheartedly gives you the best chance of benefitting from your green initiatives and making them a success. The benefits will often not be immediate, they are more likely to accumulate gradually, but at some point in the not too distant future, you will be reaping the rewards of your improved environmental performance.
Beginning with the most obvious changes like handling your business waste in a more eco-friendly way is a great place to start because it requires minimal outlay and provides you with very visible and measureable results.