10 Quick Tips To Turn Your Business Eco Friendly

Nov 11, 2019

Running an Eco friendly business is becoming more and more important in current times. Society is asking for change. Our customers of tomorrow, are the children of today, and they have been striking for Climate Action every week for the past year.

A huge opportunity lies for those businesses ahead of the curve, implementing Green Actions on their daily activities, to attract a large % of the market by setting themselves ahead of the rest.

Yet, the Hospitality industry is reluctant to embrace the necessary changes to create a Greener industry.

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Change is actually easier than most people think. It should not be viewed as an “extra task” to perform, it should consist on a change of mind set across all departments of your business and your team. It should be just the new way of running your business.

Many business owners still do not understand the concept of running a Greener business. The general perception out there, is that it is going to cost them more money. We, the Fifty Shades Greener team, completely disagree with this view. Running a Greener business means reducing your Carbon Footprint, which starts by reducing your use of energy & water and your production of Waste. This will in turn, reduce your business utility costs.

Running An Eco-Friendly Hotel

So what can you do before this year ends, to start running an Eco-friendly business?

A green journey is not an over night success, it is simply a journey of continued improvement, so take your time, go at your own pace, but make sure you keep working every week towards your Green goals.

Here are 10 quick tips for you to get started:

  • Define your business Green Goals. Where do you want to be 3 years from now?
  • Appoint a Green Manager at your business, someone with authority that can implement changes in all departments.
  • Allow your Green Manager to spend 1 day a week working on developing your Green strategy. There are a huge number of environmentally friendly business ideas to explore and your team will need sufficient resources to plan for this.
  • Appoint a Green Team. Divide your team into Waste, Water, Energy, Green Purchasing mini teams, and ensure someone from every department is involved.
  • Engage your team, organise monthly meetings, listen to their ideas, rewards the most successful ideas after implementation.
  • Create your business environmental baselines. Kwh of energy used per person, M3 Water used per person, Kg Waste per person. Benchmark your results on a monthly basis.
  • Abolish all single use items at your business, no matter what material they are made off, single use is a thing of the past.
  • Review your lighting and equipment, does this machine need to be on to make me money right now? If the answer is no, turn it off!
  • Watch your bins, what are your most disposed items? Can you abolish them from your operations? Focussing on waste reduction will help given you eco friendly accommodation.
  • Calculate the water flow rate of your taps, showers and cisterns. If they use more water than the good practice standards, reduce their flow. Water conservation is an important part of the process to make your hotel eco-friendly.

Get Eco-Training For Your Hotel Today

Greening your Hospitality business, is easier than you think, it will save you money, and it will align your business to your customer values. It’s easy to make a start - with even the smallest of changes making a huge impact.

According to the Travel Agent Central Statistics office, 87% of global travellers want to travel more sustainably, what is more interesting, is that 67% of global travellers are whiling to pay more for their holidays, to stay at Green Certified Accommodation. Yet, the industry is failing to provide this type of service.

If you want to get started TODAY, but you do not know how, check out our Online Training Courses HERE

Or schedule a Discovery Call today, completely free or charge, so we can talk about your business needs and goals


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