We all hold a responsibility to try and lower our carbon footprints where possible. As a business, that responsibility is a little more pressured because you’re in the spotlight. Some or all of your customers may hold you to a higher standard, especially when it comes to your carbon usage.

With that being said, there are proactive ways in which you can help reduce your carbon footprint as a business this year. The more you’re seen to be doing, the more it benefits the business, its reputation, and the contributions you’re making to the world around you.

Work with the right utility management

When it comes to utility management, it’s worth working with an organization that is focused on providing healthier alternatives to what’s already being provided. That means, making sure you’re paying your utilities to the companies who use organizations like Twin Eagle.

Natural gas and sustainable fuel are the way forward and are going to be a lot more eco-friendly for the environment in the future. You can make this change very easily by choosing to only give your money to those utility companies who are being proactive in their own sustainability practices.

Invest in high-quality machinery and equipment 

To help reduce your carbon footprint further, it’s important that you’re using the right equipment and machinery. Anything that’s dated or has been kicking around for years, is likely using up a lot more energy than you think.

That’s why it’s useful to invest in high-quality machinery and equipment that’s brand new and eco-efficient. Take a look at what equipment seems to be taking up the most of your energy each month and replace this with a more eco-friendly alternative.

Go paperless

Going paperless is easier than you think and you just need to look at your business operations to realize that printing paperwork is probably less much of a need than it’s ever been. Many people operate off digital documents and would much prefer to read their documents via a tablet, phone or computer.

With that being said, look at the ways you could reduce your paper usage or cut paper out altogether. Going paperless can be a very lucrative opportunity for your finances too.

Encourage remote working

Remote working is something you want to try and embrace in this day and age. If you’ve not already considered a hybrid method of working or going fully remote, then it’s definitely worth considering.

With remote working, you could reduce the impact an office premises has on the environment on a daily basis. If you can go fully remote, you’re not only saving energy on office operations but you’re avoiding your staff having to travel and contribute their own carbon footprints.

Inspire your employees to be greener

Talking of your employees, it’s good to get them motivated and inspire them to be greener themselves. There are plenty of ways they can go green as an individual and when coming into the workplace. 

Use these tips to help reduce carbon emissions and reduce your footprint this year as a business.