More of us are becoming aware of the importance of cutting down on CO2 emissions, especially during this pandemic crisis. However, if we’re to meet the goals for reaching net-zero, we have to do more. That means it’s not just down to individuals. Companies like yours must do their part, too.
Below, we wanted to share five tips to reduce CO2 emissions by introducing sustainable initiatives into your company.
Eco-friendly workplace practices only work if your employees understand how to reduce CO2 emissions. By educating your employees, you enable them to modify their behaviour and become more aware of the need for change. You can do this by:
Regardless of your company’s size, there’s plenty you can do to reduce your employees’ travel footprint. At Skipr, we offer modern and sustainable mobility while reducing costs for the employer and increasing the employee’s well-being and salary.
Think about adding greater flexibility to your employees: Go beyond the basics and offer greater multi-modality and freedom to your staff. You can do this through a private mobility budget, enabling you and your employees to switch to a greener car and access other sustainable means of transport. Our App guides users to their destination by combining private, public and shared transport.
We all understand the importance of recycling cards and papers. However, to make a significant reduction in your company’s CO2 emissions, you’ll need to go further. This could mean:
It’s great to encourage your employees to contribute. However, sustainability and reducing eco-friendly initiatives starts at the top. Here are some examples of how you can do this:
Leading by example. For instance, senior management could use public transportation, drive electric cars, walk, or cycle to work. You can also reduce air travel throughout your company by using video calling when appropriate.
Communicating regularly: It’s not enough to set targets for your initiatives. Keep staff motivated and give regular updates on how close your company is to reaching its goals.
Reducing meat consumption: It’s no secret that reducing meat consumption reduces CO2 emissions. Consider introducing a no-meat Monday challenge or offer vegetarian and vegan options alongside regular meals if you have an on-site canteen.
Reaching out to the community. Consider getting your company involved in an eco-friendly community project. Getting out into the community helps build your company’s reputation for sustainability and gives you opportunities to speak about your sustainable culture.
Whether it’s tending a local green spot alongside other volunteers, planting trees, adopting a local green space, or starting a community garden, there’s bound to be a way your company can help out locally.
The use of renewable energy is growing throughout Europe, and schemes like the European Green Deal aim to help businesses move to more environmentally friendly forms of power. Whether it’s wind, hydro, solar, or another form of renewable energy, see how you can introduce them into your business. In addition to that:
Now you have some ideas on how to reduce CO2 emissions in your company. Even if you were to introduce just a few of them, you’d be playing an essential role in creating a more eco-friendly environment for your employees. Many of these initiatives cost little, if anything, to introduce.
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