2 years ago

How green is your business?

How green is your business

As more people and activists remind us of the damage humans are doing to the natural environment, businesses and individuals alike are becoming greener. But how green is your business? With your packaging, do you reach for the plastic or go without? Do you have electric vehicles or are you driving gas guzzlers? Find out where you fall on the spectrum in this quiz.

The quiz

Does your business recycle?

  1. Never
  2. Sometimes
  3. Always
  4. We reuse our waste

Do you or any staff cycle to work?

  1. None
  2. A few
  3. A significant percentage of our staff
  4. Everyone cycles to work because we are all perfect

Do you use disposable plastic in your business?

  1. Never
  2. Sometimes
  3. Always
  4. We don’t even look at plastic in my business

Do you look for sustainable suppliers?

  1. It’s never a consideration
  2. If I come across one with the right price, I’ll use them
  3. I do my best to find sustainable suppliers
  4. I only buy from sustainable suppliers

How much paper do you use at work?

  1. Our whole filing system and operations are paper-based
  2. To print out staff documents and client paperwork
  3. We rarely use paper, perhaps the odd post-it note
  4. What is paper?

The results

If you scored mostly 1s:

You have a lot of room for improvement. The good news is, running a greener business isn’t as hard as it used to be, and many consumers prefer greener businesses to those who pollute excessively. According to Nielsen’s 2015 Global Corporate Sustainability Report, 66% of consumers would spend more on a product if it came from a sustainable brand. Becoming greener can help you build a stronger customer base and protect the environment.

If you scored mostly 2s:

You’ve made some progress in becoming greener as a business but it doesn’t seem to be part of your long-term strategy. Today, more than 90% of CEOs say that sustainability is fundamental to success. If you put focus on becoming a greener business, you can protect the environment and see your sales rocket from ethical consumers. 

If you scored mostly 3s:

Congratulations! You’re well on your way to becoming the greenest of the green. You make ethical choices whenever you can and make an active effort to protect the environment and spread an eco-conscious culture throughout your business. More businesses should be like yours. 

If you scored mostly 4s:

Wow. You’ve clearly taken environmentalism to the next level in your business and are a champion of the environment. Perhaps you can help spread the word on how you achieved such an amazing feat so other businesses can follow in your footsteps.

It’s never too late

No matter where you scored on the quiz, it’s important to always find new ways of becoming greener while enhancing your products and services. Some of the easiest ways to do this, mentioned in this quiz, are: 

  • To go digital and reduce your paper trail while streamlining processes
  • Find sustainable suppliers so your efforts to be green aren’t diminished by the products you use
  • Put an end to plastic where possible to protect marine life and ecosystems
  • Use greener transport
  • Reduce, reuse, and recycle your waste. 

These tips will not only save you money but also save the environment. And in today’s world, that’s exactly what we need.

TPSG are passionate about the environment. We supply sustainable packaging for businesses looking for a greener option without compromising on design. For more information, get in touch with us on 01782 213 116.

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