April 29, 2022

How can businesses reduce their carbon footprint?

There are a number of ways businesses can assist in minimising environmental issues in Singapore and assist in reducing Singapore’s carbon emission levels. However, it is important to understand why reducing your business’s carbon footprint is vital not just in Singapore, but globally too.

Why Businesses Should Think Sustainably

Climate change is the result of decades worth of human activity which has continually impacted our planet with increased CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases. These environmental issues in Singapore and the rest of the world are set to continue unless the main contributors, industry and power, can think more sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint in Singapore.
However, a recent study found that 90% of companies in Southeast Asia do not have the confidence that their business can be incentivised to lessen their carbon footprint.[1] But if industries use more eco-friendly practices and methods this will significantly help lessen the CO2 emissions in Singapore. There are several ways that businesses can be more sustainable in the office.

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
This usually affects a few areas in the office that can really help with reducing CO2 emissions, such as recycling paper, plastic, and cardboard.
Reduce, reuse, recycle also includes reducing consumption where possible, such as using reusable food and drink containers, or refurbishing IT equipment so electronic and packaging waste is minimised.
Green Travel
Although investing in greener cars will help, public transport and car sharing schemes may further reduce your carbon footprint in Singapore and are also more cost-effective, which is an added bonus.
Hybrid Working
As COVID-19 has proven, many businesses can operate from home, whether that is full-time or as a hybrid between the office and home. This is a great way to reduce CO2 emissions in Singapore as it saves on energy, travel, and building emissions and decreases your business’s carbon footprint.
Educate Employees
Finally, it is just as important for your employees to understand why the business and their actions might be negatively affecting the environment. Your team might also have ideas and suggestions on how to make your office a more environmentally friendly space and reduce the business’s carbon footprint. It is through learning that we can do our best to be more sustainable and aid in minimising the environmental issues in Singapore.
Eco-friendly Information Destruction Services
The easiest way to assist in reducing CO2 emissions in Singapore is to recycle, whether that is paper or media. However, it is just as important to recycle these securely with an industry-leading information destruction company, such as Shred-it. We will ensure to securely destroy your confidential information and recycle your paper and media waste with our trusted partners.
Paper Shredding Services
Paper storage can take up vital space, but our One Time Paper Shred Service will help you to declutter any non-essential documents so you only have to archive documents that are relevant to your business.

Our One Time Paper Shred Services are convenient for many businesses, however larger operations may require a more regular service. This is where our Regularly Scheduled Paper Shredding Service can prove cost-effective.
Hard Drive and Media Destruction Services
Shred-it’s Hard Drive Shredding Service securely destroys your business’ hard drives, ensuring that data can no longer be reconstructed.
Data stored on other devices such as CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, zip disks, and USBs can be securely destroyed using our Media Destruction Services.
No matter which Shred-it service you utilise, our customers are safe in the knowledge that their confidential information is securely destroyed before being recycled.

Find out more about our services by getting in touch today to see how our services can protect your business, employees, and customers.



[1] Business Times

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