We can all reduce our impact on the world and that is why we leave you some tips to achieve it.
Implementing a sustainability strategy in any type of company has been shown to be not only profitable but also very positive. In most cases, it means being aware of the amount of resources that are consumed and of those points in the value chain where there are inefficiencies. In addition, we must not forget that a sustainability strategy allows solutions to be proposed which have a direct impact on the 3 areas of sustainability: the social, economic and environmental spheres.
What is a sustainable company?
A sustainable company is one that carries out actions and policies of economic, social and environmental responsibility, with the aim of generating a positive impact on its environment. For example, trying to reduce the carbon footprint, generating less waste, recycling or promoting a healthier life to avoid the deterioration of the environment and society.
Practical tips to be a sustainable company
CONTROL ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Make a general follow-up of the company’s energy expenditure and carry out actions and measures to reduce said consumption. At the same time, it promotes and encourages the teams to adopt habits that have an impact on reducing energy consumption, such as turning off the equipment when it is not in use or adjusting the temperature of the air conditioning. Evaluates the ability to modify or innovate systems to more efficient ones that generate lower energy consumption.
INVOLVE LOCAL AGENTS – THINK LOCAL
It has suppliers that are from the area where the company is located and that at the same time are responsible with the environment. Allowing greater local consolidation.
PROMOTES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Making teams aware of the environmental impact is of vital importance. Not only so that they are able to carry it out in the professional field, but at the same time to give them the tools to do it in the personal field.
It is important to encourage small actions that help the planet, as we do for example in Lifting Group, where everyone has their own cup for coffee or tea, instead of using disposable cups. At the same time, place reminders and posters about the recycling process to raise awareness in the minds of each member of the company.
PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
Whenever possible, choose to ship by road to reduce the carbon footprint as much as possible, sea and air transport being much more polluting.
At the same time, it encourages the teams, as much as possible, to bet on urban mobility.
COLLABORATE WITH SOCIAL ACTIONS
Commitment to collaborations with local entities that promote actions with a socio-environmental benefit. Get involved and involve your teams.
Good waste management is not simply collecting rubbish, but rather promoting initiatives for citizen participation and prevention at source -especially for containers and packaging.
Put the 3R rule into practice. Reduce the volume of waste generated, reuse waste and recycle.
Reduces the environmental impact of the production process, with renewable energy sources. Use materials for the manufacture of products and packaging that are ecological and reusable.
MEASURE AND REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
It depends on the sector in which we find ourselves, there are many companies that harm the environment with their activity, so measuring it and proposing minimization actions will be necessary to be more sustainable.
Whenever possible, incentivize hybrid work, allowing teams to get the job done, reducing transportation hours generated.
Paper is a material used in all companies that causes different environmental problems such as deforestation, climate change, etc. Promotes the use of digital file exchange systems by reducing or eliminating the use of paper.
Regardless of the sector, implementing these actions in your sustainability strategy will make you not only closer to your goals but also part of the change.