From retailers to manufacturers, restaurants to financial companies, big corporations to small businesses everywhere are making moves to become more environmentally-friendly and are reaping the benefits. With the help of the ISO 14000 family of standards, businesses can put processes in place to decrease their impact on the environment.
However, there are still some businesses who don’t seem to be convinced that going green has many benefits. Besides the obvious benefit of helping to reduce strain on our environment, the other advantages of having a green business aren’t as well known.
Here is a list of some of the benefits of an environmentally-friendly business:
Tax benefits and cost savings
This is one of the most attractive reasons for businesses to become more environmentally-friendly (besides the environmentally benefits). By going green, companies are able to save costs due to more efficient management of company resources. By reducing energy consumption and conserving water due to the implementation of alternative green solutions and process can result in huge cost savings over the long term.
Some governments also provide tax benefits and incentives for businesses who invest in sustainable process and practices.
Managing resources effectively leads to more sustainable business practices, cost-effective and streamlined operations. This, therefore, paves the way for improved employee productivity. By prioritising green practices and processes in workspaces contribute to building a safer and healthier environment. This contributes to reduced medical expenses, reduced downtime and improved employee productivity.
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Compliance has become a big part of doing business today, especially when it comes to environmental standards. As climate change has become an increasingly significant threat to our environment, more governments are taking steps to create legislation to protect the environment.
Businesses that have adopted environmentally-friendly practices are in a better position to adapt to changing environmental regulations. In many countries where governments have put environmental legislation in place, tax credits are awarded to businesses who follow the legislation and have adopted environmentally-friendly practices.
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