5 tips for a greener business
The Finlay-Mulligan & Co Accountants team know that every business is conscious of its responsibility in making their business operations as green as possible.
Transforming your business might ultimately require investing in new systems, packaging or products. But in the meantime, here are 5 quick wins to help set you on the right path from the Finlay-Mulligan & Co Accountants team.
1. Reduce plastic waste
Is your business still buying single-use plastics? Whether it’s pallet wrap, disposable cups or those coffee pods, there’s a quick and easy sustainable swap that you can make right now.
2. Recycle your old electronics
Old printers, phones and laptops can often be found lying around the office – along with a huge tangle of cables. Tidy up your space and help the environment by finding your local e-cycling centre and making the best of your outdated electronics.
3. Offset your carbon footprint
You can use an online calculator to estimate your business’s carbon emissions, and then buy carbon credits to the same value to offset your emissions.
4. Use less paper
Embrace digital technology to cut your use of paper; switch to an electronic signing service so you no longer need to print and scan contracts or financial documents. If you must print something out, use both sides of the paper for internal documents. Buy recycled paper and recycle the paper waste your business creates.
5. Choose sustainable client gifts
Instead of sending hampers, consider a charitable donation – you could let the client choose from a list to get them engaged. Or send a potted plant, adopt an endangered animal, or pick an eco-friendly gift basket.
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