Becoming a sustainable business can improve both your overall revenue and reputation. Whilst it may not seem like an obvious priority for busy business owners, it really is worth the effort. In the past, there has been confusion as to what sustainability really means and how much effort it would take to improve the sustainability of a business. However, energy companies are beginning to realise that they have an important role to play and have started looking at ways to help customers save energy and become more sustainable.
1. The most straightforward action a business can take is to ensure that they have chosen a good energy provider which not only offers a good tariff, but also takes as much of their energy as possible from renewable resources. This is a positive step to take and one that can be shared with customers in an attempt to improve reputation and increase client base.
2. Secondly, there is a lot of work a business can do to improve energy efficiency. This is something that energy companies can help with. Offering suggestions of simple change is really helpful to busy people and often, making those changes doesn’t actually take as much time or effort as they might suspect. Energy companies can use digital services to assist businesses in their quest to become more energy efficient. For example, smart meters hand back control to customers by allowing them to see exactly how much energy is being used at different points throughout the day. Using this data, the energy company can offer hints and tips on how to reduce energy and enable a business to become more sustainable.
Whilst you may think becoming a more sustainable business will take a lot of work and time, it can be quicker than you’d think to make small changes that can help save you money as well as giving your business a better reputation.
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