Going greener in 2020
With businesses across the UK seeking to reduce their impact on the environment due to the current climate crisis, we look at the cost of really going green for SMEs in 2020. Businesses are one of the largest consumers of resources, and with severe weather across the globe and greater public awareness of climate change, […]
With businesses across the UK seeking to reduce their impact on the environment due to the current climate crisis, we look at the cost of really going green for SMEs in 2020.
Businesses are one of the largest consumers of resources, and with severe weather across the globe and greater public awareness of climate change, it’s important for businesses to assess what impact they’re having on the environment.
A lot of organisations both in the public and private sector are increasingly implementing new rules that mean suppliers need to demonstrate their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and protecting the environment. Whilst there are many environmental benefits from businesses going ‘greener’, there is also a large social impact; customers prefer to do business with sustainable companies and employees want to work for them too.
A lot of companies struggle to know exactly what they can do in practical terms to reduce their impact, and there are many short term solutions to help; not printing emails, encouraging staff to cycle to work or take public transport, conserving energy when staff are not in the building by turning off heating/computers etc.
There are also many long-term financial benefits to going greener, from reducing energy waste to transport costs; so why is it difficult for some companies to adopt these longer-term policies? Upfront cost is a factor. Depending on the line of work your business operates in, a lot of the new technology associated with greener energy can be a lot more expensive; for example, upgrading a company fleet to electric vehicles or moving to an energy efficient building can be pricey. Businesses that make a commitment to sustainable practices can also expect other costs to increase; switching to recycled or recyclable paper and packaging, investing in air hand driers in staff bathrooms to avoid using paper towels, signing up to eco-friendly energy providers, these are all popular ideas, but can often come at a higher price initially.
A lot of companies struggle with cash flow due to organisations not paying for the services they provided, and so making the long-term greener choices can be more difficult. Here at Daniels Silverman we understand that helping you obtain the funds you are owed can help you make greener choices and benefit not only the environment, but your staff and the future of your business. We also understand that we are acting on your behalf and that your reputation needs to be upheld so we ensure that we treat each case with a proactive approach to preserve your relationship with your clients.
You can get in touch via the website https://www.danielssilverman.co.uk/ contact or call the office directly to speak to one of our friendly team 01517076061, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about how we can help you.