How can my business be more sustainable?
Take us, for example.
We’ve always understood our responsibility to contribute positively to the environment. But, we also know we have to improve.
Companies of all sizes cannot be passive in the pursuit of a greener world.
We are proud to work with a range of green clients, whose operations focus on leaving a positive impact on the environment.
We also enthusiastically encourage flexible working, reducing the time employees spend travelling to and from the office.
Our office is also almost entirely paperless, and we’ve recently been working to ensure our space is filled with eco-friendly products.
We often take the chance to create content promoting sustainability, and have taken time out of the office to engage in company activities like litter picking.
This attitude is encouraged from the very top of Give A Grad A Go. Our CEO, Cary Curtis, recently reflected on our commitment to sustainable practices:
‘It’s so important, at a time like this, that businesses keep a firm eye on the environment, and how company practices may affect it. A lot has changed since Give a Grad a Go was born in 2009, and we are constantly aware of how we must adapt to the world around us.’
‘I’m proud, therefore, that our team are passionate about making a difference. The Give Green a Go initiative is the most direct and exciting action we’ve taken so far, without a doubt.’
What products are sustainable?
We live in a consumer society, so we cannot reasonably avoid buying and using new products.
But, we can still go about this in a sustainable way.
Green products are more popular and widely used than ever in 2022. The Give A Grad A Go team have been following this trend:
- Cruelty-free makeup: Graduate Recruitment Consultant, Saira, has made an effort to use ‘cruelty-free makeup and sustainable shampoos’, which she’s found ‘works wonders on my hair!’
- Bars of soap: Junior Digital Marketing Assistant, Emma, has ‘switched to bars of soap instead of buying bottled hand soap which comes in plastic bottles’.
- Bamboo cotton buds: Emma also switched over to bamboo cotton buds, which helps to reduce the plastic in circulation.
- Re-usable coffee cup: Recruitment Consultant, Lottie, has switched to the very popular reusable coffee cup – some shops even offer discounts to encourage people to bring these!
- ‘smol’ Eco dishwasher tablets: Key Account Manager, Luke, has been using these as alternatives, which are still incredibly efficient while also reducing plastic and chemical usage.
- Ecover washing up liquid: Digital Marketing Assistant, Erin, has been using this washing up alternative, which is made from biodegradable ingredients and can be refilled at multiple stations across the country.
- Eco toilet roll: A few of our team members have been investing in eco-friendly toilet roll (Who Gives A Crap is a great brand!), which has revolutionised the manufacturing and distribution process of toilet roll.
These are small changes in themselves, but ones that add up.
Switching out products that are used every day sustains a continuous change. These sorts of actions accumulate to bigger and more comprehensive lifestyle changes.