Perception is everything. While you might care deeply about the environment, your customers won’t necessarily know about your commitment if you don’t show them. It’s important to keep up with the best environmentally-friendly practices, of course, but you also need to work on your business’ reputation. Below are just three of the ways you can boost your business’ green reputation.
Get Recycle Bins
One of the most obvious signs that a business is environmentally friendly is the recycle logo. Having a few recycling bins around is a great way to show everyone in the area that you have at least a basic commitment to going green. Place your recycling bins in obvious places so that anyone walking by can see them. Make it a major part of your company’s image. Even more importantly, make sure these bins are always more full than your trash cans. It’s a good bit of visual shorthand that shows how your care.
Publicly Go Vintage
Recycling is about much more than just your bins. If you want to make a statement about how green your business is, make a commitment to using recycled vintage pieces in your office. While the look will be stylish, you can push things forward a bit by putting a placard in your office stating your business’ decision to use only upcycled materials. You’ll get points for style, but more importantly, you’ll also get bonus points for caring about the environment. As a bonus, you can put some of the money you saved by getting recycled furniture into a fund that promotes other green causes.
Cut Down On Waste
While it may take some extra time and thought, it is important that you are aware of how much waste your company produces. Focus on plastics, packaging, and ‘one-time-use’ bins that you may be using for convenience. Instead consider replacing them with more permanent options, such as the products from Quantum Storage, to help you have a more durable storage system. This is an easy way to cut down on the amount of waste your business produces and it will help you be more organized and efficient in your production processes.
While these actions might be performative, they are also environmentally important. Using vintage items, cutting down on waste and having recycling bins available will not only change how your business is viewed but will also have a positive environmental impact. These changes might be small, but they matter.