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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Going Green Now
In a world that’s more and more focused on sustainability, going green may only seem like a fussy trend to some company owners, instead of a necessity. If you’ve confronted yourself with this dilemma, know that going green will not only benefit the environment, but it will also boost the company’s general well-being.
The reasoning behind such a massive transition can be confusing - this is why we created this list of reasons why your business should go green:
1. It will help cut costs
As a business owner, you probably already know how tightly you need to manage your budget for your company to thrive or even to stay afloat. By going green and adjusting your lighting system can help your company cut those ever-expanding costs.
Consider changing the building’s old-fashioned light bulbs with compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) to save up to 70% on energy bills.
2. It can help you become more competitive on the market
Since so many companies are becoming more environmentally responsible, it’s only natural that staying competitive is becoming increasingly difficult. If they do it, you should do it too.
Otherwise, you lose ground on your market. On the same note, if the industry you operate in has not yet switched to a greener policy, your company could be the one that leads the others down this path.
By being the one fighting to achieve sustainability, your company can raise the bar and make the game a lot more competitive for peer organizations. Change is always in our power, and we can make the first steps.
3. It will improve the public’s perception of your company
Nowadays there’s so much emphasis on obtaining sustainability and being eco-friendly, that by managing to make this switch, your company will get a lot more attention from the public.
If you keep your community in the loop regarding the green changes you are making within your company, you can count on more appreciation from your followers and the media. Better public relations will ultimately translate into higher revenue and more profitable collaborations in the future.
4. It will bring tax incentives and advantages
All companies, no matter how small or big, are looking to cut back on taxes as well. Fortunately, going green can also come with a myriad of incentives from the government.
So if your company is switching to new renewable energy systems based on geothermal, wind or solar power, be sure it’s going to reward efforts. And for a good reason too.
The planet’s alternative energy producers are working hard to find ways to transition from our heavily-polluted world to cleaner energy sources. Valve manufacturers also need to stay on top of their game to build adequate equipment for this quickly evolving landscape.
5. It will provide a healthier work environment and boost employee retention
By switching to better lighting systems and addressing air pollutants in the office, your company will most likely see a decrease in the number of sick days employees are taking. Healthy employees will always be more satisfied and thus more productive in their work.
On the same note, your company will attract and better retain those employees whose values aligned to it. They will respect and honour your company’s mission, while also work harder to stay behind what it believes in.
You can also create a monthly newsletter to keep them in touch with your company’s green upgrades - this will make them feel like they belong to a community of like-minded individuals.
All in all, these are only a few of the reasons why your company should switch to an environmentally-friendly policy.
If you remained a sceptic until now, think of the benefits your company will have long-term and the growth such a switch will spur. Ultimately, you need to remember that there is a forward-going way and resisting it will only result in difficulties later on.
Sometimes it’s worth implementing ahead of time, rather than dealing with frustration down the road, when fixing the issue already requires too many resources on your company’s behalf.
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