More and more businesses and industries are committing to reducing their impact on the environment. The upcoming Earth Day reminds us that there are always more ways for companies and employees to adopt environmentally-friendly policies and help tackle climate change.
Here are a few different ways you can make your workplace culture more eco-friendly.
Implement sustainable practices in the office
Companies may want to incorporate more sustainable practices in their offices. Simple changes like cutting down on paper use, turning off appliances such as computers and lights all go a long way in reducing the impact on the environment as well as saving money on electricity costs at the same time.
Only one computer monitor needs to be left active overnight to waste enough energy to print 500 pages according to the energy savings trust. On top of this, the UK wastes £170 million a year simply by leaving lights on in empty rooms.
Failing to switch off office lights overnight consumes enough energy in one year to heat a home for five months. Communicating with employees and making a conscious effort to minimise the use of electricity amongst your office goes a long way in cutting down your carbon footprint as well as saving money.
Sending an Ecard is a simple, cost-effective way to say thank you to a team member. The UK has the most successful greetings card industry, with £1.7 billion spent annually. Ecards are an environmentally friendly way to say thank you for your hard work as well as an attractive way to incorporate perks at work.
Typically, a card’s final destination is landfill and takes five to fifteen years to decompose, due to Ecards being electronic they are an innovative way to show appreciation and create a positive workplace culture whilst reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.
Create a ‘green team’ workplace culture
To raise awareness of your company’s sustainability plans and goals, get together as a team and come up with some creative ways to tackle environmental issues and concerns. As well as making progress in becoming more sustainable, sharing and working collaboratively as a team will also help to improve workplace culture and make for a more connected team.
Help fund eco-projects with Epoints
We’re proud that Each Person is the only employee reward scheme that is entirely aligned to fighting climate change by planting trees. We believe climate change is more important than ever and should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
Epoints is a simple and powerful way to make a difference in the fight for a cleaner, greener and lower carbon future. In addition to receiving extra savings off the lowest online prices, members can give some of this extra saving to fund Eco-projects.
Eco-points is a simple and effective way to implement a more eco-conscious workplace culture.
As a successful enterprise, we believe it is our responsibility to give back. To reflect our own commitment to climate change, we’re donating 5% of our profits to the scheme.
To find out more about rewards and recognition and our climate change initiatives please visit eachperson.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.