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3 Mar, 2021
Being eco-friendly is still high on many businesses’ agendas. Not a day goes by without reminders in the news about the damaging effect that we are all having on the planet. However, many businesses struggle to know exactly what they can do in practical terms to reduce their impact. Here we set out some key ideas for you to consider both now and for the ‘new normal’, post covid.
Before you can make a change, your first need to know what your impact is. The Carbon Trust provide a Carbon Footprint Calculator and Benchmarking Tool to help with this. Alternatively, we can provide ISO consultancy, helping you to identify where you are now and where you need to be in line with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.
Once you know where you are, you can then look at ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Some ideas include:
Printing is not only a key cost for businesses but it is also a huge area for waste. You could try some of the following to reduce both your costs and your environmental impact:
If you do not have a fleet of vehicles, you may not realise that transportation is an area for you to be able to reduce your environmental impact. However, have you considered the following?:
When it comes to energy, small changes can make a big difference long term. Why not try out a few of the following and see what effect it can have on your business?
The above are just ideas that we have and indeed implement in our own business. You may well have your own thoughts and we’d love to hear about what you do in your own business.
ISO 14001 is the Environmental Management Standard that can help you to cut back on your impact on the environment and earn your green credentials. The system is proven to make business owners and managers more aware of their environmental responsibilities, including legal and regulatory accountabilities, and be able to manage and control the associated risks.
By implementing ISO 14001, you can make significant cost reductions just by using the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle approach! Thinking about if you really need to print that entire email chain can help you reduce your waste and cost. By being seen as an eco-friendly company, your company image will also get a boost in your market, as customers tend to prefer an environmentally friendly supplier.
Even if you have the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard in place you may not be making the most of your Standard. Environmental Management Training is a useful tool for those new to the standard as well as those wanting to maximise its benefits.
Our Environmental Management Training covers the core principles and structure of the ISO 14001 Management Standard, ensuring that you have a full understanding of it. You can also gain and expanded knowledge on areas including identifying environmental aspects, using ISO 14001 to identify areas for cost saving and the latest environmental legislation.
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