4 Ways to Encourage Environmentally Conscious Workplace
Climate change outcomes create a wide range of risks to businesses in many different ways. From supply chain disruptions, rising insurance costs, resource scarcity to reputation impacts. While the risks will differ by industry and company dynamics, The fight towards a better planet has to be a joint effort. Businesses that do not adopt will be at risk while those that do will see greater opportunities.
There are different ways in which businesses can contribute to climate action, here are four examples of sustainable initiatives that can be implemented to encourage an eco-friendly workplace
Analyze risk and opportunities for your business/Industry
Start by getting collective thinking across the organization so you can build toward a single vision. Understand how much knowledge your employees have regarding climate change then you can start analyzing the risks and opportunities for your organization.
Developing an eco-conscious organization begins on the ground level with your workforce, as everyone must believe in your vision and practice environmentally-friendly habits in the office for your mission to be effective. Employees must be aware of job-specific sustainable issues such as waste management, sustainable procurement, etc you can also encourage them to come up with activities and events to promote good environmental practices
Green Performance Indicators
This will give a clear picture of how well your organization is engaging and fulfilling the organization’s environmental objectives. To achieve this
- Set monthly & quarterly green targets for employees to achieve in their respective roles.
- Have recognition programs for sustainability champions
- Include green compensation and incentives
Support Green Vendors
Have the supplies department only opt to do business with eco-friendly brands and companies to create a more environmentally conscious work environment. Employees, in general, through the training mentioned should also be able to identify environmental opportunities to refer the organization to.
Going green is not only good for your employees’ well-being, it can trim operating costs and also improve the overall efficiency of your business. Operating a truly green business means making business decisions that create both environmental and economic value from your activities. At Aquavita, we are proud of partnering with different businesses across East Africa to reduce their carbon foot footprint. We believe that the most important thing is to start.