Who benefits from sustainability?
Living a greener, more environmentally friendly lifestyle isn’t just something reserved for hippies and celebrities who use their public status to wax lyrical about making responsible choices. There are so many far reaching benefits of sustainability to everyone, which should encourage more of us to get involved in helping to protect our natural resources. Here are the key stakeholders who benefit from sustainability and what it could mean for them.
Benefits of sustainability to businesses
We recently wrote a post on why all businesses should have a CSR policy in 2017, and the benefits for this are clear. Acting in a more sustainable manner has many advantages to businesses – from attracting investors, having a more engaged workforce and improving efficiencies while reducing waste and saving money. It’s no surprise that many smaller organisations are following in the footsteps of the giants and introducing green policies throughout every element of the workplace for long term benefits.
Benefits of sustainability to individuals
Whether you work for a company with a CSR policy, or you just feel good about making more responsible choices when it comes to acting sustainably, there are lots of benefits to consciously switching to more sustainable choices in everyday life. Whether that’s walking more instead of using the car for short journeys and enjoying physical benefits, or choosing products made from recycled packaging when doing your weekly shop, you are doing so safe in the knowledge that you are helping do your little bit to protect the planet and our natural resources.
Benefits of sustainability to communities and charities
Often when a company has a CSR policy in place, it’s the local community that benefits from initiatives and fundraising schemes, so sustainability practices are great for helping worthy local causes in communities just like yours. This has the added benefit of attracting applicants from the local community when recruitment opportunities are available, and generally makes for a more engaged and supportive environment for the company and its employees, who are often living locally and can therefore see directly the positive influences these policies have on the places where they live.
Benefits of sustainability to the wider environment
Anything we can do to reduce carbon emissions and destruction of natural resources is a plus, and it helps to think of the wider environment when making decisions. For example, if you’re buying groceries, try to ‘buy local’ as these items will have incurred far less carbon emissions in transport costs to bring this to you.
At ReGen, we’ve made it our business to help companies meet their waste and landfill targets and our state of the art facility is constantly undergoing updates so that we can stand over our commitment to make continuous improvements to our operations, to ensure maximum efficiency. If you think we can help you with your targets or waste problems, just get in touch with us for a chat.