Thinking of solutions such as reducing emissions or rethinking operating principles, smaller businesses are often deterred by the seemingly complex and/or costly implementation process involved. There are, however, simple steps that any size of business can introduce to gain sustainability and efficiency advantages from technology.
3 Simple ways to boost your business’ sustainability
1. Cloud-based information storage and sharing
Cloud computing offers flexibility and efficiency with lower running costs than on-premises solutions and access from literally anywhere (with an internet connection!). It’s also great for data storage and backup, plus security is constantly updated.
Microsoft goes further, offering cloud-based technology that connects real-time data sources to provide accurate carbon accounting and measures performance against goals. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability records, reports and helps reduce your environmental impact by providing actionable insights.
2. Paperless processes
A UK worker will get through an average of 10,000 sheets of paper per year, according to the ORS Group. There are four steps involved with going paperless: