Also known as ‘green IT’, sustainable IT is the management, manufacturing and disposal of IT systems that ensure a minimal amount of damage to the environment. Find out how to be mindful of the consequences of your business activities.
With climate change becoming an even greater issue this year, let’s look at 4 stellar SMEs that are being sustainable in everything they do.
While the likes of Starbucks want consumers to guzzle coffee down like there’s no tomorrow, cleantech enterprise bio-bean is more interested in the leftover grounds that go untouched. The growing firm is working with caffeine merchants, such as coffee shops and factories, to reform the waste into reusable energy.
Waste management might not seem like the most interesting topic – until you realise that the waste your business generates could be costing four per cent of your turnover.
Every organisation, business or data centre consumes material and energy resources, either directly or indirectly through the things or services they buy.
Here at Real Business, we know just how vital it is to keep operating costs low to preserve margins within a business. One area where efficiencies can be made tends to be in the office – a place where energy can easily be wasted and cost the business needlessly.
So-called "green" PR is about PR with an ethical focus – what's in it for businesses?
Today’s business mantra is "growth at all costs". However, Karen Tidsall of InterCHANGE People Development argues that businesses need a more sustainable way of working for long-term success.
Following the launch of Addison Lee Eco in February 2015, which added 350 hybrid vehicles to its fleet, the company has acquired Climate Cars – a London-based eco-friendly passenger car services. This, the company hopes, will further strengthen its offering to environmentally-conscious customers.
Nearly three-quarters of British SMEs do not fully understand the cost benefits of going green and developing environmentally-sound policies.
It’s an increasing issue: going green in business is big news, whether the company in question happens to be big or small.
Energy efficiency is not a sexy topic, but do it right and you can improve your bottom line dramatically, Dr Steve Fawkes explains.