This post is a first in a series from Frances Edmonds, HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs.
Many businesses still don’t know what their true energy costs are or how to reduce them. But I’d argue that all businesses in Ontario have an opportunity to save on waste costs–from paper to energy and even staff turnover. Consider these facts:
- 96% of 18 – 25 year olds want to work in an environmentally responsible workplace and I would argue that a few of your other employees would like it too (source: WWF Canada 2012);
- saving on waste and energy costs contributes to your bottom line;
- protecting valuable confidential data on your used IT equipment is more important than ever;
- most big businesses today need assurance that their suppliers have an environmental program in place – if you don’t have one soon you could lose business.
HP has teamed up with WWF to offer businesses a free program to help you address all of these issues. We are even offering free supervised student help to assist you in getting started.
As a recognized environmental leader, HP wants to do its part to help Canadian businesses benefit from sustainable business practices.
Many companies lack the resources to implement green business practices in the workplace, and most business managers and owners have not had any training in this area. Recognizing this, we teamed up with WWF to create a free online website packed with tools, resources and supports for any business that wants to get started on greening their business and lowering costs.
In addition, through our partnership with the University of Waterloo, we are also able to offer organizations up to 40 hours of 4th year Environment & Business student help to get you started on measuring and identifying costs and what opportunities exist to reduce them.
Over the next few months I’ll be highlighting some of the benefits of greening your business and how simple tools can help you do this—often at no cost.
To learn more, contact Frances Edmonds, HP Canada’s Director of Environmental Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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