Here are the 10 eco-friendly hints and tips that The Green Goal management decided to share with you.
They will be very helpful especially if you have been working in EHS field and you want to manage your company as best possible.
- Green building office
Establishing your business in a green building office. This has many environmental and economic benefits. Conventional buildings that are outdated and/ or poorly designed may not only be less efficient than green buildings, but also may result in negative impacts to employee productivity, such as increased employee absenteeism and sickness.
- Improve renewable energy
Buildings account for approximately 40% of the energy used today. Improving renewable energy and promoting energy efficiency while also supplementing reduced energy use with green power or a demand response program will work much better than the current system.
- Health and Safety management
Organizations of all kinds are increasingly concerned with achieving and demonstrating sound occupational health and safety performance by controlling related risks. In these circumstances the following scheme “plan, do, check, act” is considered the best.
- Access to Public Transportation
A building should have access to public transit which enhances human wellness through increased walking or bicycling activity and also reduces the demand for automobile use thereby lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Promote public transport within your company and improve related information with weekly email recommendations and get incentives out to your employees.
- Go Digital
Improve conference calls with customers and internal staff meetings at your business.
- Take advantage of internal communication channel
Sharing among all employees some utilities company data and promoting green habits in order to create more sustainable environment. Examples include turning off the lights before leaving the office, switching off plugs when you’re done working, ensuring blinds are open allowing natural sunlight to illuminate the office during day time working hours.
- Waste Management
Create a waste management program. Promoting diversion and maintening a clean office supporting the community of surrounding area.
- Eco-friendly cleaning products
Recommend to your company cleaning service switch to products that are eco-friendly across the board, use micro-fiber cloths and mopheads as well as proper disposal of their products to protect the environment.
- Balance work with nature
A building’s location can directly affect its environmental impact, the health and wellness of its occupants and carbon footprint. It’s really important to have balance and spend some time in nature. Always remember to take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy some fresh air and sun light. It’s statistically proven that staying in open spaces improves both well-being and human health.
- 24/7 Best Practice
Do your best to ensure you live by these nine other tips not only in your work environment but also your home life as well. This will enable you to more easily maintain the home/work balance.
If you are in compliance with at least five of those hints and tips, it means that you are on the right track to be a Green Manager! Keep going, be consistent, create a spirit of co-operation between co-workers. Don’t forget to improve your green habits day after day and you will have a profitable business and help the environment at the same time.
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Good luck with your green management!