Many companies are concerned with their greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, many companies are still using operational methods stuck in the 20th century rather than upgrading to the 21st. Here are some ideas that you can incorporate into your CSR program to not only help reduce carbon emissions, but increase profitability and cut unnecessary costs.
- Upgrade your shipping fleet. Hybrid vehicles are no longer a thing of the future and can be utilized for cost reduction while reducing emission levels. Yes, there are some up-front costs to this method, but over time they pay for themselves in reduction of oil consumption. Depending on how many your company decides to employ and how much shipping you do will determine how quickly you achieve a return on investment.
- Improve your packaging methods. There are plenty of software packages out there to improve your packaging efficiency and create less space for your product. A couple of inches saved on a package can lead to more products on each shipment and less packaging material. The savings stem from making less shipments and creating less material waste. Reduce emission levels from shipping and production and cut costs while doing so.
- Corporate executives make a lot of trips to different facilities and back to “check-in” on daily operations. This can lead to unnecessary costs of travel and production of carbon emissions. Rather than the facilities scrambling to get things in order, have them keep them in order by using newer technologies. Skype and FaceTime can easily be utilized to virtually visit the stores or facilities. This way you can still “check-in” while not traveling and producing more pollutants. Save on the cost of airfare and the time needed to travel.
Carbon emissions are a big concern in today’s society and reducing them can be a great way in producing a better public image while creating a social benefit and reduce costs. Take advantage of the ideas above, help the world, and help your company.
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