As a business owner, it's up to you to do whatever you can to cut costs and increase profits for your organization; and if you're ignoring the advantages of going green for business, you're missing a massive opportunity.
Savvy business owners and management teams around the country have come to the realization that going green is a benefit to their establishment, not a hindrance. Eco-Friendly practices can manifest itself in a positive way within employees by improving productivity and morale, all while improving the bottom line of your business. Continue reading for five undeniable advantages of going green for business.
Many people today have lifestyles that revolve around sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Shoppers will go out of their way to exchange their money with businesses that have a green approach to their business model. By meeting these green expectations, your company will be targeting a group of individuals who are willing to go the extra mile or pay the extra dollar in order to support the business that reflects their values and beliefs. Whether it is plastic recycling, sustainability, health/wellness, organics, or other important social values, incorporating it into your business is a great way to strengthen customer loyalty.
Increasing energy efficiency can do wonderous things to your energy bill. For example, buying efficient light bulbs such as LEDs will reduce the overall amount of electricity the business uses. When not in use, turning appliances or machines off that soak up energy like a sponge is another great way to dodge a high energy bill.
Being efficient means using energy when it needs to be used and buying products that are efficient with the way it uses electricity. While transitioning to more energy efficient solutions may require an investment, you'll quickly see the return and reap the benefits.
Considering we are now living in the 21st century, it may not be a bad idea to stop practices that belong to the past. Running your business on paper is not only contributing to deforestation, it also is quite expensive to maintain compared to going digital.
There will be times where your business may need a paper document, but overall, anything that can be read on paper can also be read on a computer. Ditch the expensive ink and save whatever trees you can, turn your business over to the matrix to start saving money instantly.
Anyone who ever told you first impressions don’t matter is lying or has no idea what they are talking about. Going green gives your company the appearance that it cares about the environment (even if it doesn’t). Not only will this bring in customers like we mentioned before, but it is a trending public relations tactic throughout the country and abroad.
Why? A Nielsen Global study suggests a stunning 51% of Baby Boomers and 72% of Generation Z are willing to pay more for products and services from businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to making a positive environmental impact. Another Nielsen global sustainability study suggests 66% of consumers around the world will pay more for services and products offered by companies who are committed to making a positive environmental or social impact.
It's simple — showing your business is aware and cares about the environment makes your company look like it values the sanctity of the planet, opening the door for awards and new business partners in the process.
If and when you start green practices, don’t be afraid to share and flaunt your efforts. Showing you care about the world around can help you by:
Regardless of how big or small the change, make sure you communicate your green efforts.
Going green doesn't have to be difficult or even expensive. And the experts at AAA Polymer can help! We offer a full range of innovative solutions designed to help your business, warehouse, or distribution center realize the many advantages of going green. For example, we can help your facility implement a commercial recycling program that is proven to reduce costs and much more! How does it work?