Recycling Week 2019: Why going green is good for your business

Creating an environmentally conscious workplace could benefit you and your people. Read on to learn more.

First published on Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

Last updated on Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

2 min read

According to WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), a quarter of all waste in England is generated by businesses. Shocking, right?

And a timely stat considering Recycling Week starts on 23rd September. So with that in mind, now’s a good time to start thinking about cleaning up your business.

Why you should go green

It's simple. Climate change, deforestation and pollution are all threatening our planet, so doing what you can to help will benefit everyone.

But that’s not all. Creating an eco-friendly workplace can have a positive impact on your business’s bottom line, too. Here’s how:

  • Attract the top talent

Research shows that 62% of millennials want to work for a business that has a positive impact on the world. And half think that doing purposeful work is more important than earning a high salary.

So if you don’t want to miss out on the best talent, it’s worth making sure you have a decent environmental policy in place.

  • Create a sustainable company culture

Doing your bit for the planet feels good. So getting your people involved in tasks such as recycling could help to boost team morale.

You could even introduce environmental objectives to improve team building and add a competitive edge to your recycling efforts.  

  • Win business with an improved image

Business is competitive. So you need a selling point that sets you apart from the crowd.

And it could be your environmental consciousness that helps you to beat the competition.

Discover the shocking facts

Download our free infographic to discover eye-opening deforestation facts that’ll make you think twice about using paper for your HR admin.

Plus, find out how many trees you could help save every year (hint: it’s in the hundreds) if you cut out paper and use BrightHR’s software.

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