Companies play a crucial role in a sustainable future. The climate goals are achievable for everyone and have a significant impact. In addition to a tremendous positive impact on the environment, you save money and foster a culture of sustainability within the company.
Only add a goal to your profile if you have truly achieved it. If you haven’t reached certain goals yet, that’s perfectly fine; use them as a guiding star to work toward with your team.
Disposable items are harmful to the environment because they contribute to pollution, require energy and resources to produce, generate waste, and are often not recyclable. Cardboard cups are less harmful than plastic, but they are still much more environmentally damaging than regular, washable utensils.
A paperless office is good for the environment because it reduces paper waste, conserves trees, saves energy and water resources, and increases efficiency.
Setting the thermostat to 19°C is beneficial for the environment because it helps conserve energy, save money, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and promote energy efficiency. It’s a simple and effective way to reduce our environmental impact.
Of course, no one should suffer from the cold. However, by rearranging your office, you can often find ways to accommodate everyone comfortably. Read more about it here.
Meetings through video calls are better for the environment because they reduce travel, save energy, and reduce waste. By promoting video meetings, we significantly decrease our environmental impact.
This goal primarily pertains to boxes for internal use as well as shipments to partners like suppliers (not paying customers). Most companies, especially retailers, flatten all incoming boxes and then discard them as paper waste.
However, this is a waste, as most boxes can be reused up to fifty times. Reusing boxes is good for the environment because it reduces waste, saves energy, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, saves money, and promotes sustainability.
Green electricity is sustainably generated from renewable sources. Energy sources that are clean, practically inexhaustible, and produce no CO₂ emissions during generation, such as solar, wind, and hydropower.
Although green electricity is becoming increasingly affordable, only 42% uses renewable energy in 2023.
This is an extension of the previous goal. It involves small adjustments and investments, such as insulation, which contribute to the Energy Label. Many companies still allow standby power consumption (standby power) and do not pay attention to energy-efficient lighting.
In the UK, we are making good progress with waste separation, but we significantly lag behind other countries. About half of our waste is separated and recycled. For household paper and glass, we even bring around 70 per cent to the paper or glass container. By recycling waste, we conserve new resources and save energy, and money.
40% of Brits spend just 15 minutes outdoors each day. Many still work in hermetically sealed buildings with plastic furniture and limited ventilation. As a result, they are exposed to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air.
Plants are the perfect solution for this, as their leaves absorb VOCs and transport them to the roots. The roots are where microbes go to work and break them down. Research shows that indoor plants can remove up to 87 per cent of air pollutants over a 24-hour period.
Corporate gifts are given to employees, customers, stakeholders, or clients to express appreciation and gratitude or to foster better relationships.
Sustainable gifts are essential for reducing waste, supporting ethical and fair practices, and minimizing resource consumption. Furthermore, giving sustainable gifts can initiate conversations about environmental issues and inspire others to make more sustainable choices, encouraging a sustainable lifestyle.