Future proof office space by thinking green

April 5th, 2013 Category: Office Cleaning

Making the office more environmentally friendly may not reap instantaneous rewards, but getting it done now could be one of the best long-term investments you make.

Keeping the shareholders happy in today’s lean market can be a challenge, and investors certainly don’t want to see their money being diluted for no reason. That’s why implementing green office procedures in a time of austerity can seem tough, but in the long-term, it is the right thing to do.

The cost of waste in the company can be as high as four per cent of turnover, which means systematic action in this one area could save between £400 and £1,000 a year for every employee. According to sustainable advisory company Wrap, with the right measures, waste costs can easily be reduced to only one per cent of turnover, often with little or no investment.

But waste isn’t the only area that can reap long-term gains. Energy costs can also be significantly mitigated if environmentally-friendly practices are employed in the workplace, with a simple switch to LED lighting saving the company a significant amount of cash every year. Ensuring that all employees are powering down at night and at weekends, as well as making sure the office is running on only the necessary power can also drive costs down.

Adopting sustainable cleaning solutions such as the one in place at Nviro (Environmental Management System) can limit the impact cleaning materials, machinery and vehicles have one the environment, as well as assist with your waste disposal practices. As part of our ISO14001 accreditation we have become fully compliant with environmental requirements and can pass these processes on to the businesses we work with.