Whether you are a small or medium sized business, there are many reasons for going green and minimising your impact on the environment. We have been committed to reducing our own carbon footprint here at NT Voice & Data and over the past few years, we have made sure to focus on our working practices and energy usage. We want to ensure we are putting less strain on the environment we live in, therefore we thought it would be a great idea to share with you a few simple ways your business can thrive whilst also going green.
Encourage smart working and learn to slow down
A weekly balance of home working and office working will benefit the environment and your business. Think about all the car fumes that will reduce, and the positive impact we have already seen on the environment because of less travel throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of this, your employees will have less of a commute, which supports a better work/life balance. Hundreds of studies have shown that individual employees’ productivity increases by up to 20% when they have the opportunity to work from home.
Make sure you are using the right telecoms provider
This really goes hand in hand with remote working. You need to make sure you have the right phone system tailored to your business needs so your employees can work more efficiently. Along with this, VoIP telephone systems can be the greenest choices out there. We, at NT Voice and Data, can advise your business and ensure that you are provided with the right system for your needs.
Put in place office recycling facilities
Providing the working space of your employees with recycling facilities allows for a more efficient recycling of waste. The environment will thank us.
Encouraging car sharing for travel to and from the office
This point will be one to consider once the pandemic restrictions are lifted. If you could go to the office with someone in your ‘bubble’, and you live close enough, why don’t you decide to car share? This will save petrol and reduce the carbon footprint of your business. Consider how your business can promote this – could you offer incentives to encourage car sharing?
Make sure you implement efficient technology to reduce consumption of paper. For example, receipts, invoices and payslips sent to emails will reduce the amount of paper used in the office.
Hopefully, these tips have helped you re-think your working practices. Here, at NT, we can help innovate your technology, digitally transform your business and help you succeed while trying to protect the environment at the same time. Simply get in touch to find out more.