Ways going green can save your business money

Going green at your office will reduce your environmental footprint and save you money in the process.

Follow these tips for eco-friendly policies that will benefit your business’ bottom line.

Reduce utility bills
Utility bills for electricity and water are significant costs to your business. Use LED light bulbs with higher energy efficiency ratings and install environmentally friendly water systems. Ensure that your electrical appliances are turned off when they are not being used and switch off your powerpoints at the main at the end of the working day as even the smallest costs can add up over the course of the financial year.

Reducing paper costs
Think about going paper free to avoid the costs of paper mounting up. Cut down on printing by making memos, bookkeeping, brochures and newsletters electronic. If your office needs to print official documents, you can still buy post-consumer waste paper, which is paper that has been recycled.

Invest in reusable products
Plastic bags have a stigma and are a wasted opportunity to promote your business. Follow your local supermarket’s lead by integrating reusable products into your business strategy. These products can be used to promote your brand if you put your business’ logo or promotional sale on the bag. This can help you save money in advertising and even gain profit if you charge for the use of the product.

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