With the Cop26 conference in Glasgow in full flow, and with almost all of the world leaders being in attendance at some point, you’d be hard-plussed to not think pose yourself or your business some questions about environmental impact at the moment.
We can all do our bit when it comes to creating more sustainable practices in our lives, especially at work, so with this in mind, we thought we’d put together some tips for small businesses who might be unsure how to put some actionable ideas into reality.
Reduce your Running Costs
There are lots of ways that your business can cut its standard running costs to make it more energy efficient.
They can range from relatively small and simple actions such as making sure that you turn off all of the lights and devices overnight in your offices, or making sure they are energy efficient. You can also use smart technology to monitor and identify areas to improve on.
The pandemic has shown us that remote ways of working are appropriate and productive for lots of office-based companies, so having more policies that support this can also cut costs.
Looking at insulation options or asking your landlord about it can be a positive move too.
Suppliers doing their Bit
The buck doesn’t have to stop with what you and your company are doing to be sustainable internally, you can start to reassess what kind of environmental impact the suppliers you choose to work with has. Looking at your investments, the products purchased and the carbon footprint involved can help you to spread the reduction of your energy usage or even start supporting more green businesses by working with them instead.
You can include sustainability criteria in your policies, so it’s easier for your teams to work out which suppliers to work with.
Audits and Improvements
Why not get an energy consultant to take a look at your business and work out ways to make you more energy efficient? They can help to calculate your carbon footprint or make suggestions about where you can save on costs and energy.
Using sources of renewable energy where possible is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and green hosting is a fantastic tangible way to do this. Here at DOWO, we offer green hosting, which means that all of the servers we use for the businesses we work with, are powered by renewable energy.
The servers are super-fast, super reliable and super green, so your business doesn’t have to compromise on quality but can take confident steps forward to become more energy efficient. It’s a really positive and simple switch that can make loads of difference to your footprint and helps you to solidify your business as environmentally conscious.
If you’re interested in talking more about changing to a 100% green hosting alternative then feel free to get in touch with our team today, we’d love to talk to you about the difference and impact it can make and how we can help you save energy and costs.