Looking at ways to improve your office for 2018?
Check out these simple suggestions on how to become more sustainable?
Making offices sustainable is a growing topic of interest and concern for many people. We are often encouraged to go ‘green’ in all aspects of our life, and your office space should follow the trend. As a result of this, you could see a number of benefits. Below are some quick tips to improve how ‘green’ your office space is.
Reduce, reuse & recycle
It’s a well known but effective phrase. You could recycle all of your used toner and printer cartridges and keep a log of the details. Or, establish an effective stationery reuse system which staff can use to avoid throwing reusable office items away. To begin, sit down as a company and come up with all the ways in which you could reduce, reuse and recycle. Then, all you have to do is commit to implementing these changes and commitments. Simple.
Be aware of electricity uses
It’s inevitable that electricity is used within an office environment. However, you can be eco-conscious and take steps to help reduce waste. Switching off lights and/or equipment when not in use, disabling screen savers on computers, turning down the brightness settings on monitors and, in addition to this, ensuring windows and doors closed when using air conditioning.
Consider your supply chain management of your products. There is the potential to be green in most elements of a supply chain so make sure you check your supplier’s credentials. A good supplier will possibly have an ISO certification and an environmental policy in place. United is ISO14001 accredited, for environmental management, and our broad range of business services and office supplies – from janitorial services to stationary – could help you consolidate your supply chain.
Greening actions, teams, and communications
Communication is key and helps to ensure that office colleagues play their part in increasing office sustainability. You can help encourage this by ranking, documenting and identifying what the office believes are its top negative environmental impacts. From there, you can work on changing them and instruct all new staff on the relevant environmental issues that are apparent within their new role. You should also ensure that the office has a central area for updating staff about green issues, both physically and digitally.
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