green agenda

How to grow your business through implementing a green agenda

Our current climate crisis has been at the forefront of many of our minds for the last couple of years. Especially when we start experiencing climate change first hand, only recently having our hottest summer here in the UK.

Many companies are beginning to take climate change a lot more seriously, and quite rightfully so. As more and more businesses adopt a climate strategy, the pressure is higher than ever for everyone to do their bit.

Here are some things you can do to help save the future of our planet (even on a budget).

Go paperless

Becoming a paperless office was the first climate positive step that we took as a business, and we have never looked back. Since 2010 we have stored our files in a cloud-based system, and any paper that we needed to use has been made from 100% recycled materials. Not only are you saving trees, but you are also saving yourself a few pennies by putting this system in place. By going paperless, it saves you on paper costs, creates more space in your premises as there is now no need for numerous filing cabinets.

Implement a recycling system

By providing recycling bins to your premises, you are then encouraging your team to get involved in a much wider impact of waste reduction. Did you know that the UK produces an average of 15 million tonnes of landfill waste each year? This is another low-cost way of contributing to the good health of our planet.

Switch to LED

By switching over to LED you could save yourself up to £75 per bulb’s lifetime. And with the planet in mind, they consume 80% less energy to produce the same amount of light. LED bulbs also have a much longer lifespan than your average halogen bulb. LEDs last for over 20,000 compared to only 2000 for halogen.

Introduce Electric Vehicles for employee use

Everyone is buzzing about electric at the moment, and understandably so, especially whilst considering the current fuel prices. EVs are a great investment for reducing your business’ carbon footprint as well as lowering your fuel expenses.

Renewable energy sourcing

Clean energy is the way forward, so it is a worth while investment to make to get ahead of the game. For SMEs and businesses on a budget, solar panels are the most cost-effective type of renewable energy. On the other hand, wind turbines are more expensive, but wind is more abundant- especially here in the UK.

Contact Us

Luckily for you, our parent company finances everything you need to greenify your business. Get in touch to make your green agenda affordable and cash flow friendly. Give WestWon a call today on 01494 611 456, or drop an email to [email protected]. And we do practice what we preach, see our climate positive page to find out what we are doing to help restore the health of our planet.