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. 32% of company owners today report that the number one motivator for their decision to go green is the compounding cost of wasteful operational costs addressed by going green. Though there may be some additional costs upfront, the long-term benefits include saving money that would have otherwise been wasted on environmentally harmful alternatives.
In 2018, it was reported that nearly 90% of Americans find sustainability to be a worthy priority. However, implementing it into a company from the ground up can take finesse and analytical planning to pull off properly. The following are some of the most effective keys that you can cover to bringing a strong base of sustainability support into your company in the short and long term alike.
Do a Full Green Company Culture Rundown
Full green thumb implementation in your company isn’t just a matter of logistics and infrastructure renovation, but possibly a complete cultural upheaval. Make an effort to genuinely get your workforce on board with the sustainability movement by emphasizing how it ties into your vision. The more compellingly that you can communicate your vision, the more readily your workforce will adapt and contribute to the realization of that vision.
Along with a cultural shift effort, human energy is an integral component of a company’s overall energy quality status. Human energy stems from high-quality food, which includes sustainable options in the form of organic fruits, nuts, and vegetables.
Enact an Effective Non-Green Product Purge
Cleaning products and beverage containers in a sustainable workplace look far different than they do in one that hasn’t yet gotten on the wave. From window cleaner to water bottles, investing in the green brands is one of the most practical, productive, and impactful things that you can do.
Educate Your Employees
In addition to making sure that your employees can appreciate the ideal “green” vision, you’ll want to make sure that they understand the realistic factors as well. For employees who don’t have the most comprehensive understanding of sustainability, hold learning events to help them become sustainability experts. Also, create and distribute learning material to provide consistent language and context to your realistic sustainability goals.
The essential keys to establishing your company’s green thumb include:
- Establish not only the factual knowledge but also underlying culture of sustainability support that you want your company to have
- Brainstorming ways for your company to raise funds in support of the sustainability movement
- Conserve your human energy capital just as efficiently as you would the energy for machine utilities
- Cut back on the use of non-green products
- Use the value of eco-labels, product declarations, and other third parties for a boost in efficiency
- Thoroughly educating your workforce about the facts of sustainability
By doing these things, you’ll be more than twice as likely to effectively implement a powerful sustainability support base in your company’s very foundation. Naturally, making sure to invest in the right quality of green physical goods is just as important as getting rid of non-green products down the line.