Developing strong environmental policies is a good investment for any type of business. Making your business greener doesn't have to cost a fortune, either. With the right strategy, your organization can do its part to protect the natural environment while also gaining financial benefits. For example, energy efficient technologies cost less to operate, and resource conservation efforts can help to sustain business in the long run.
Going green can benefit your talent search
In addition to generating cost savings and helping the environment, green initiatives can also benefit your company's hiring strategy. Fast Company recently reported that 70% of millennials say they are more likely to choose to work at a company with strong environmental policies. In addition, 64% of millennials report that they would not consider taking a job at businesses that are not socially responsible.
This means that hiring managers should not shy away from bragging about their organization's green efforts when promoting open positions. Job seekers are considering the corporate culture of prospective employers as much as they are its compensation and benefits.
Small measures add up to big results
Not every company needs to make a huge investment in green initiatives to make a positive difference in the world. By making green thinking a part of your organization's culture, you can gain sustainable benefits over the long term. Swapping out incandescent light bulbs for energy efficient LEDs is one way to reduce costs without a huge upfront investment. Adding more recycling bins around the office is another low-cost way to reduce waste.
To find out more ways to make your business greener, check out our latest infographic below: