There are many reasons for wanting ‘to be green’ and the most fundamental is to ensure we leave the planet in a fit state for those that follow us. In other words, it’s the right thing to do.
That being said, there is no shame in also viewing sustainability as a useful business tool for controlling costs, measuring performance and improving brand value. the green house has for almost eight years been helping companies become more sustainable and that is worthy in and of itself but more often than not the driver is financial.
The cost of sending waste to landfill, the cost per kWh of electricity of gas has all increased dramatically over the last few years and is widely expected to continue to rise. Businesses need to be prepared to either become more sustainable in what they do and take an interest in their physical resources such as waste, water and energy or they should allow for budget increases year on year. The bonus of tackling this often ignored area of business is the knowledge that we are making a difference to those around us at the same time. Now that is what you call a win-win!
Being environmentally friendly is important so that we leave the world in a better place for our children than the state in which we found it.