Making ESG changes to a business can be time consuming and costly to develop, implement, and maintain – these tend to be areas where there is material change needed, such as changes to products, packing, or the actual development process. Environmental action doesn’t all focus on the product or service you provide, and making eco-friendly changes to your offices, and how your workers use them, can have a considerable positive impact in a number of areas. One of which involves water usage.
Why Should Your Business Save Water in the First Place?
Using water-saving techniques is a great way to make an impact that helps the environment and you! When your company saves water, you’re going to see a lower water bill – and if you have a large number of properties or buildings, even a small saving at each is going to add up to a lot.
From the green perspective, using less water helps to divert less water away from rivers, estuaries, and other sources that need to be monitored, this not only makes more available for wider use, but the additional water can help to promote a healthy eco-system.
Then, there’s the fact that less water being pumped out means there’s less waste water to deal with (reducing the figures on your ESG report), less energy used to treat the water (pumping it, heating it, and so on) – and this, again, not only has a positive environmental impact, but also saves you money because you’re not having to pay out for the processing of this excess water.
What Can You Do to Reduce Water Usage in the Office?
The amount of water you use on your premises is going to vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the property and company, the type of product or service you’re providing, and how many people you have employed on the premises.
But even if you’re not using water in the creation of your product or service, as long as you have people on site, you are going to be using water – from the toilets and taps, to kettles and coolers, every business with a property and staff who use it, is using some amount of water – and every business has an opportunity evaluate whether they can use less.
As with everything in business, there are different levels of action you can take – from the small, cheap, and easily implemented, to the larger, more costly actions that will see their value and return on investment generated over time.