It's no secret that paper is produced as a result of trees being cut down all across the globe. In fact, it takes up to 12 trees to create one single tonne of newspaper! Therefore businesses must start using less paper, if we are to act now and reduce negative impacts.
A sustainable workplace means we must first cut down on raw materials, such as paper. Not only is this better for the environment... but using less paper can also help you to save money on supplies and office equipment. By reducing our paper usage, you no longer have to pay for the costs associated with any future repair and maintenance work. Win-win!
We all want to do our bit for the environment. Recycling paper, cardboard, glass, cans and plastic has become part of our everyday routine in the home. And recently we have all learned how much we can save by turning the heating down - even by just one degree, which for most of us is barely noticeable. But what about in the workplace? It’s becoming increasingly obvious that, whether we’re at work or at home, we all have a responsibility to improve our environment, and by setting up a robust sustainability policy in your workplace, you could improve your own business. A sustainable workplace is attractive to many, and you could attract a hugely talented workforce as a result. 62% of millennials say they want to work for a company that makes a positive impact, and 53% say they would be willing to work harder if they knew they were making a difference.
Sustainability is at the heart of what we do at JPA, and we have implemented many measures to make the entire business more eco-friendly. And now we want to share our experience, so here are six ways you can make your workplace more sustainable.