4 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Eco-Friendly
In today's society, we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact our actions are having on the environment. However, a study conducted by The Guardian states that most employees ignore their environmental responsibilities when at work. This is due to a number of factors such as lack of responsibility, control or financial interest.
Due to this, it is important that employers are encouraging their staff to make choices that will benefit the environment. Whether big or small, making eco-friendly changes will have a positive impact on the environment as well as potentially increasing productivity. At Regen, we have outlined 4 ways to make your workplace more eco-friendly.
1. Switch Off Every Evening
This may seem common sense however, many people tend to leave the lights on and heating running when they finish up for the day! Why not introduce a strict 'everything-off-at-night' rule? When leaving the office, all equipment must be switched off at the main plug and the last person to leave must ensure all lights and heaters are turned off.
2. Choose Sustainable Office Products
Why not swap some products in the office for environmentally friendly versions? Instead of purchasing commercial cleaners, try and find an eco-friendly alternative to use in the office. You can also purchase stationary supplies that have been made using recycled material. While these changes may be small, they will add up and have a positive impact on the environment!
3. Go Paperless
As technology continues to develop, it's becoming easier than ever to go paperless. Rather than printing documents and storing them in a filing cabinet, simply keep digital files on your computer and mobile devices. You should also ask your staff to only print when necessary and always use both sides of the paper. Additionally, you can ask vendors or clients to offer e-statements and invoices instead of paper statements.
4. Encourage Green Commuting
Finally, organisations can encourage their employees to commute to work by walking, cycling or using public transport. If all employees usually drive to work, then making this change will greatly reduce their carbon emissions. Why not offer incentives for those who choose to travel this way?
While this list is in no way exhaustive, it is a great place to start to help your workplace become more environmentally friendly! Find out more top tips on how to lead a greener life, read our previous blogs or follow us on Twitter!