It should come as no surprise that the typical modern-day corporate office is full of waste. For example, thousands of pieces of paper are shredded every day in offices across America.
If running a small business is not challenging enough, add sustainability initiatives to the mix, and you’ll be setting you up for a while. The good news: companies like yours have been very successful in dealing with these challenges.
Your company has implemented an environmental strategy, and everyone feels great about it. That's terrific! But at some point, that strategy, like everything your business does, needs to come under some scrutiny in order to be successful.
Many businesses are finally accepting the idea that sustainability is crucial. However, engaging employees in the organization's daily sustainability activities remains a challenge.
From municipal offices to technology manufacturers, sustainable purchasing and procurement is a growing priority for organizations of all shapes and sizes. A vast majority of businesses (81%), according to a recent EcoVadis study, are now committed to sustainable procurement, a number that has shot up in recent years.
"You can't manage what you don't measure" ~ Peter Drucker The movement towards greener, more sustainable work environments is gaining momentum. Many see this as a real challenge.
Over 7 million tons of plastic enter the ocean on an annual basis. As staggering as that number is, it's not just the ocean that's paying for wastefulness.
With online shopping being commonplace, it is too easy for masses and masses of cardboard and packaging material to seem like normal amounts of waste.
Tried breaking your colleagues out of a well-worn habit? Does it feel like there's just not enough hours in the day? Workplace sustainability can feel like an oxymoron. Often times, operating a business means generating a fair amount of waste.
Can your Styrofoam actually be recycled to help manage its damaging effects? Yes, it can. Many North American businesses have opted to reduce their use of non-biodegradable packaging to be more environmentally conscious, yet Styrofoam is still used in a high volume in some companies.