- Are you required to reduce your carbon footprint by legislation (and/or shareholders)?
- Do you need to improve your environmental credentials to gain new work?
- Do you want to make money in an ethical and sustainable manner, and reduce the environmental cost of conducting your business?
If you answered yes to any of these, then perhaps the greenest office is for you.
the greenest office is a hosted application that switches everyday processes from paper to digital – this can help your business reduce its carbon footprint and also save money in the process.
Reduce your carbon footprint
the greenest office keeps a record of every request made and it equates each request to a piece of paper. This is recorded per user, per company (total pages your company has saved) and an overall saving (the total amount of paper saved by all companies using the greenest office).
This paper saving process directly reduces your company’s carbon footprint ¹ and this could lead to future tax breaks for your company.
the greenest office reduces the need to travel into work
As users can access the system from anywhere with an internet connection, the environmental impact caused by travelling into work to do admin tasks can be reduced – the world is truly becoming a virtual office.
Introduce a sustainable travel policy and enforce it
Introducing and enforcing a sustainable travel policy is a great way of reducing the amount of carbon your business emits. Government is increasingly focusing on the amount of carbon cars emit and if your business takes note of legislation, it can profit greatly by taking advantage of the tax breaks on offer.
Introduce ‘Green Vehicles’ to your fleet to reduce carbon emissions and save money
the greenest office allows you to setup individual vehicles (must enter g/km of carbon emitted) and then track and report on the amount of carbon each employee emits. By ensuring that employees are using low emission cars, businesses will pay less tax and also negate the need of paying congestion charges where applicable (for example in London http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/congestioncharging/6733.aspx#Greener_vehicles).
¹ The KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm produced a report on paper versus electronic invoicing with the conclusion being that it is more environmentally friendly to use electronic invoicing over traditional paper methods. This can obviously be applied to switching similar processes from paper to digital. The report is available at http://cesc.kth.se/effects-of-