You can’t open a newspaper, visit a news website or turn on the television without hearing about the problems facing the environment. Global warming, climate change, peak oil – it’s a never ending cavalcade of doom and gloom that could be stopped if people would start to consider their own environmental impacts.
There are a wealth of reasons to take your company in a new, green direction. But the main ones for any business to consider are all about attracting clients, increasing profits and reducing outlay.
So read on and start taking action. It could be the making of your business.
Eight Reasons That Your Business NEEDS To Go Green:
One: Lives are at risk. Millions of people could find themselves displaced, starving or even killed outright by climate change, according to various reports. And this is down to emissions made by businesses around the world. If every business decided to go green, the situation would be far better. So make a stand, and be one of the first.
Two: Raw Materials are increasing in price. Repairing, re-using and recycling isn’t just good for the planet. It’s good for your budget and profits too. By taking a green approach to the materials you use, you’ll save your company huge amounts of money while you’re doing your bit to save the world.
Three: Businesses may be fined for not recycling. We’re approaching the point where governments are starting to take action against polluters. So if your company isn’t environmentally friendly, you could be at risk. By recycling and reducing your emissions, you’re safeguarding yourself against this eventuality.
Four: Your customers prefer environmentally friendly products and services. Polls have shown that between 50% and 80% of customers will choose an environmentally friendly company over a non-green business, with the rest giving no preference. That means you’ll become more attractive to the majority of your clients without putting off anyone else.
Five: Your staff will appreciate it. Knowing that they’re saving the world while they’re doing their jobs is very good for team morale. And a happier team is a more productive team.
Six: You’ll start to benefit from legislation. As we discussed in point three, non-green companies may be punished. However, green companies might equally be rewarded – and that’s good for your business.
Seven: You can make a real difference. Reducing and offsetting your emissions really can help the environment, and that’s better for everyone.
Eight: You’ll be able to market your business as environmentally friendly. Attracting more customers is always a good thing. So make it happen by marketing your newly green business as a newly green business. Then sit back and let the business roll in.
To start making a difference, get your company listed in the UK’s first directory for environmentally friendly businesses and watch the benefits start to roll in!