How sustainability and environmental management can take your business up a notch

Environmental management solutions are more than installing power-saving globes, natural light and solar panels, they add  layers of long-term sustainability to your organisation. A study by Business Insider shows that approximately 50% of companies have established environmental objectives in their facilities management strategies over the past two years. What do environmental management solutions entail? In […]

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Environmental management solutions are more than installing power-saving globes, natural light and solar panels, they add  layers of long-term sustainability to your organisation. A study by Business Insider shows that approximately 50% of companies have established environmental objectives in their facilities management strategies over the past two years.

What do environmental management solutions entail? In a business context, they can be included in all practices, policies and procedures such as monitoring of emissions, sustainable power solutions and reducing the environmental footprint of an organisation.

The importance of environmental management

Environmental management is a necessary requirement by government. In addition, the impact that day-to-day activities has on air, water, wildlife and human population may be harmful, and a smart environmental management solution can reduce the negative impact caused by of organisations.

The benfits of a sustainable mindset

  1. Focus on material usage

Peter Drucker, a well-known management thinker once said, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Based on this ethos, environmental management solutions allow organisations to measure material usage to make informed decisions on how to reduce material costs by reducing wastage.

  1. A positive shift in workplace culture

With an effective environmental management strategy, your workforce increasingly focuses on reducing your organisations environmental footprint. This assists in attracting future-thinking employees that may bring innovative solutions to your environmental management strategy.

  1. Attracting consumers that share these beliefs

Consumers are just as savvy when it comes to environmental compliance. Nearly six in every ten consumers are willing to adjust their shopping habits based on environmental decisions. By implementing an effective strategy, you reduce your environmental footprint and attract like-minded consumers.

Greenlighting a green strategy

While some organisations have a dedicated department for environmental management, you can start by speaking to Servest, a specialist in the field that will assign a team to assist you in taking a clean, green approach to your business.

The solution from Servest will allow you to make use of a dedicated team that will strategise, implement and maintain your environmental solution strategy for the future.

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