We spend a lot of time at work and our workplaces use energy, water, raw materials and many other resources. In all these areas there is lots of scope for savings and reducing the environmental impact of work. Businesses, whether large or small, can make a huge difference. Not only could greening your office benefit the environment but it could save money into the bargain: trials show that companies which go green can reduce energy and waste costs by 10% without any capital investment, a saving of £2.6 billion a year for businesses in the UK alone.
It’s your money, make it work
What we do with our money sends powerful messages and demonstrates our choices. Spending money on green and ethical products and services clearly indicates our preference for those products or services. As consumers we have power – something to think about every time you open your purse or wallet, or take out your credit card or sign a cheque.