Environmental issues have become a pressing issue for almost every company in the past decade. Major retailers like Tesco and B&Q have initiated plans to reduce their carbon emissions, while ethical businesses like Lush pride themselves on reducing their carbon output and maintaining their mantle as an ethical retailer.
Yet it’s not only larger companies that should stay green. Even the smallest office has a responsibility, both legal and ethical, to keep carbon footprints low and resourcefulness high.
Government figures have shown that carbon emissions remain dangerously high in the UK, yet the government has relatively few regulations to push businesses into action.
But there’s more to making a business profitable than following legislation – a workplace with solid eco-credentials is a PR coup.
The PR boost
Example: research group DuPont committed itself to a 65 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the 10 years prior to 2010. Once these changes were implemented, it saved $2.2 billion a year thanks to energy efficiency.
Chances are you’re not on the same scale as DuPont, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save cash and enjoy effective publicity by being a green company.
What we can offer
We’ve spent a long time developing a product that can help you in your efforts to stay green, and come up with Phoenix Recycled Planters that are made from over 80 per cent retired office furniture.
The ecological ethos has been fully harnessed with these plant containers, designed using scratch-resistant ABS plastic and coming in a wide range of specific designs.
Combine these containers with your plants and you’ll enjoy a cleaner office with a markedly reduced carbon footprint.
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to improving your workplace’s green record. If you have any other tips on how to turn a company into an eco-utopia, let us know in the comments below.
Our recycled planter process: