4 Tips for Sustainable Business

The whole of the Netherlands is becoming more sustainable. Of course, your organization cannot be left behind, but it is sometimes difficult to see what your company or organization can change. In this article we will discuss 4 tips that can help you on your way.

  1. Map out CO2 emissions

First of all, it is important to map out how much and why your organisation emits CO2. Map out not only the areas in which you consume the most CO2, but also the areas in which the easiest gains can be made. This enables your organisation to take effective action and achieve results quickly. It is of course possible that you have the expertise in house but it is advisable to let a professional organization look at it.

2. Reduce CO2 emissions through action

Once it is clear where the most profit can be made, it is time to take action. Look for solutions that are and remain sustainable in the long term. Do a thorough check before you engage with any party. Many sustainable products or services are unfortunately subject to green washing and it is therefore important to find the right partner. So don’t go blindly for the cheapest provider of sustainable products, but always ask for an explanation.

3. Compensate for CO2 emissions that your company cannot avoid

It will be difficult for a company to emit no CO2 at all. In order to become carbon neutral as a company, it is good to start compensating your emissions as early as possible. This can be done in several ways.

In order to make a structural impact, your organisation can choose to link compensation to your product or services. For example, we at Ecoteers have trees planted for all the services we provide. This way, your organisation will not make a one-off difference, but a structural one

4. Find sustainable partners

Perhaps your organization is not in a sector that has a large carbon footprint. Still, a big difference can be made. As with consumers, organizations in the B2B marketplace also use their wallets to determine what the next trend will be. By looking for sustainable partners, your organization not only radiates sustainability, but also forces other companies to go along with it.

By following these tips, you can properly map out what needs to happen for your organization to make an impact. This allows quick and effective steps to be taken towards a CO2-neutral organisation.

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