The World is Changing
The effects of climate change are real, and unfortunately, they are already happening. Climate change is already having noticeable effects on the world. Rainfall patterns are changing, and sea levels are rising. As a result, these changes can increase the risk of heatwaves, floods, droughts, and fires.
Many of us, as consumers, are already looking to purchase more eco-friendly products, and shop more sustainably, but is it enough? Companies are likely to be affected by supply-chain breakdowns, employee migrations, and more. But, what if we shared 3 ways your organisation can make a difference and save money whilst doing so? Read on to learn more…
Reduce Energy Consumption
Take a moment to consider the impact of your company’s energy consumption on the environment. Are lights left on in the office overnight? Is the heating still on high even when people aren’t on-site? Ensuring lights are switched off when not needed, lowering the heating or air conditioning, and switching off plugs where possible are some good actions companies can implement.
Choose Greener Infrastructures and Equipment
Now, we’re not saying all company cars need to be brand new Teslas! BUT – that would be nice, wouldn’t it? But seriously though, has your organisation considered setting up a fleet of hybrid or electric vehicles to renovate your employees’ cars according to the latest environmental standards?
Or, when the time comes to purchase new office equipment like printers, air conditioners, laptops, screens, bulbs, or other materials, it’s worth going for the most efficient (energy-wise) and sustainable ones. These changes can make a real difference.
Select Sustainable Suppliers
Are your existing suppliers sustainable? A great way of knowing whether they are committed to environmentally friendly practices is through holding an ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is the internationally recognised standard for Environmental Management Systems. This demonstrates that a company has had an external third-party auditor come in to ensure the company is compliant with the requirements of an Environmental Management System.
Learn more about ISO 14001 for your company.
Your Next Steps to Become Greener
Candy Management Consultants are a team of expert consultants specialising in ISO standards and Health and Safety. Each of our consultants has a minimum of 15 years of experience, having worked within a variety of different industries.
We take away the rigorous procedures and simplify the international standards and compliance legislations to make them easier to digest. We ensure you understand what the requirements are in a stress-free and friendly environment.
Want to become greener? ISO 14001 could be for your company.