It’s never too late to start on New Year’s resolutions
We have a goal for you this year, let 2016 be the year you set New Year’s resolutions for your business that are aimed at reducing wastage in the workplace – in it’s many forms. If you have just returned to the office relaxed and rejuvenated, it’s now time to strategise and think of ways you can save money and energy.
Here are some ideas to get started:
South Africa has seen the worst drought in decades, with 5 out of 9 provinces declared disaster areas. Livestock and crops are dying. Among other municipalities Cape Town and Johannesburg have put in place water restrictions. Make a concerted effort to reduce consumption, build reserves by installing water tanks and consider water recycling. Get your staff around the table to brainstorm ways you can cut down on water use.
PREPARE FOR CARBON TAX
Does your company emit high levels of greenhouse gas emissions? If so, you need to make 2016 the year you prepare for carbon tax. Contact us if you need assistance in measuring and managing your emissions to understand and reduce your financial exposure.
2016 is going to be a tough year for our economy. Embrace any and all efficiencies. Whether it’s using solar power in your office, converting to LED lighting, optimising your logistics or cutting down on air-conditioning. If there is a new technology on the market that will help you embrace green efficiencies then try it out. Embracing efficiencies will cut costs while reducing consumption and wastage.
EXTEND YOUR SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
Get more businesses and people involved in climate action by educating and sharing ideas to engage employees and suppliers. Widen your sphere of influence as we desperately need widespread change and we all need to be on board for meaningful action.
START INVESTING IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
As businesses today we are at a stage where we can invest directly in renewable energy projects, even on a small scale. Whether it’s solar PV facilities or other alternative sources of energy there are high potentials on returns with the added benefit of reducing emissions. It’s the route we all need to take – the sooner we make the move, the sooner we’ll yield the financial returns.
If you have resolutions of your own, please feel free to share.