In a world where climate change is dominating the headlines, companies have a corporate responsibility to cut their global carbon footprint.
It’s never been more important to do so. This year has seen a worldwide increase in fossil fuels being burnt, which scientists have called a ‘huge leap backwards’. Companies have to think about the global carbon footprint that they are creating.
Here are our tips on how your company can be environmentally friendly.
Do not press print
This can be a hard habit to break if you’re used to having the written word in your hand. But, a paperless office will do wonders for your global carbon footprint. Try to leave emails online, share documents digitally and brainstorm on a whiteboard. If you have to print, do so double-sided on 100% recycled paper and use ink from a biodegradable printer cartridge.
Look at the light
LEDs provide a cheap and cost-effective way to cut your global carbon footprint. Halogen lights guzzle energy which hits your pocket and the ozone layer. The dark winter evenings we’re currently working through mean that the national grids have to turn on some of the most polluting power stations at peak times. Switching your light bulbs is a simple way to help stop this from happening.
Cut unnecessary travel
Collaborative technology can cut global carbon footprint by 98% by removing the need to drive, fly or catch a train. By investing in unified communications, your business can help to reduce congestion, lower fuel consumption and improve air quality. The flexible working options this provides will also help to boost employee engagement.
Provide travel incentives
Some journeys are unavoidable but, as a company, you can take responsibility for that. Encourage environmentally-friendly travel options for staff such as subsidised travel on public transport, a cycle-to-work scheme, carpooling or Bike Share.
Cutting your company’s global carbon footprint will boost your corporate reputation as many consumers choose to purchase from ethical traders. FlexJobs recently found that collaborative technology demonstrates a “sincere long-term commitment” to protecting the environment.
eaziUC can help to cut your company’s global carbon footprint through its suite of unified communications solutions. Contact us to find out more.