Businesses in every industry should be finding ways to reduce their environmental impact. Every company has a social responsibility to become more sustainable to minimize damage to the environment.
In addition to protecting the planet, you should also find that becoming more sustainable can help to improve your reputation and could help you to appeal to today’s eco-conscious consumer. Not only this, but many methods will also slash your energy bills as well.
So, what steps can a business take to become more sustainable? There are many positive changes that could be made to make your business green – here are a few of the best.
It’s a fact that recycling and better waste management are important to the environment. But they’re also important to supply chains. Recycling keeps materials out of landfills, which reduces their size and helps them decompose more quickly.
In fact, according to the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), recycling helps decrease the amount of waste transferred to landfills and incinerators, which is good for the environment. Plus, it also assists in generating employment opportunities in the recycling and manufacturing industries across the U.S.
Many companies are looking for ways to add more sustainability in all aspects of their supply chain. It is time to get rid of some of the processes that are now outdated and change them out for innovative techniques that will be good for the environment. Sustainability is a whole process that takes time and will need a full plan with everyone involved to make your Supply Chain more sustainable.
While your company won’t be able to find a quick and easy fix for adding in more sustainability in the supply chain, making small changes here and there will help you achieve a bottom line that will provide you more profits, improve your reputation, and helps the environment.
A sustainable and environment friendly supply chain is a key component for any successful business. It helps companies to manage their resources more efficiently, reduce costs, improve quality and increase productivity.
In a climate-challenged environment, running a business becomes even trickier. You want to maximize your profits and revenues, but you’re also on the verge of being pressured by consumers and other organizations to step up and lessen your environmental footprint.
With climate change proving to be an urgent issue that requires immediate action, companies and establishments, regardless of size and industry, are expected to put their best foot forward and turn on the green switch.
Reducing packaging costs can have a huge influence on your business’ overall profit, hence it’s worthwhile taking time to find the right product packaging solution for your companies specific products and customers needs.
While it’s important to save as much money as possible in the packaging and shipping of your products, your packaging still needs to represent your business positively. Cheap or non-branded packaging can paint a negative picture immediately. So consider investing in high-end packaging since it can convey a sense of luxury and quality, leaving a positive impression on clients.
Here are some of the best ways to reduce your packaging costs, without having to compromise on quality…
While you probably wouldn’t target solar panel manufacturing as the supply chain most in need of sustainable management, solar improves sustainability. Commercial solar panels and solar technology are at the cutting edge of efforts to make the supply chain more sustainable.
A variety of efforts are underway to make solar panels more renewable.
In September 2019, the U.N. climate summit convened in New York. It saw leaders from around the world pledging new initiatives to address the ongoing climate crisis and sustainability, including a $60 Billion renewable energy commitment from Germany, and 15 countries including Britain, Norway and Costa Rica pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
World leaders are responding to massive climate protests and strikes around the world, with students inspired by activist Greta Thunberg and others demanding more action.
Around the world, people are demanding more from their governments, business communities, and their fellow consumers to help create a more sustainable future. None of these three communities can solve the crisis alone, but all have a part to play.
As the world becomes increasingly concerned with environmentalism, businesses are looking for easy ways to go green and reduce their carbon footprint, especially in their supply chains. It’s not surprising if you consider that according to McKinsey & Company, supply chains are responsible for more than 90% of a company’s environmental impact.
There are many ways to make your business more sustainable. From improving your bottom line to reducing your environmental impact, making the switch to a sustainable supply chain can have a host of benefits.
In this blog post, we’ll explore four advantages of sustainable supply chains and why adopting environmentally friendly practices in your business is important.
Emissions zones in cities are becoming more prominent across Europe, to try to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles and improve the health of members of the public living and working in those cities. In April last year, London introduced the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) for vehicle tracking in an effort to make a significant reduction to pollution.
While the area the ULEZ currently covers is comparatively small, the plan to expand the boundary significantly in October 2021 would see the zone cover the entire area encompassed by the North and South Circular Roads which run around London.
This increase in the ULEZ would cover the area currently covered by the LEZ (Low Emission Zone) and would become one of, if not, the largest emission charging zones on the planet.
A business owner has many responsibilities. They have to make sure profits are made while also ensuring that their employees are paid, taxes are filed, and so on. However, there is one aspect that has grown significantly in terms of importance and visibility in recent years: running a more sustainable business.
There is a lot of information floating around in the media about the environment, climate change, sustainability, pollution, nature preservation and more. It cannot be understated how important these topics are to our present and to our future.
But a phrase that recently caught my attention from the World Economic Forum (WEF) was the “Nature Positive Economy”. That sounded like phrasing that would capture the interest of environmentalists and business people alike.
What did they mean by a “Nature Positive Economy”? And given that nothing can happen without a leading and supportive Supply Chain, by extension what is a “Nature Positive Supply Chain”?