Is your business environmentally aware?

Is your business environmentally aware?

22 Jun 2022

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Environmental awareness can be defined as the ability to understand the fragility of the environment and the importance of its protection. As environmental issues such as global warming are causing greater concern, the need for businesses to become environmentally aware is greater in order to maintain environment and its resources.

This CPD article will include what does it mean to be environmentally aware, why is it important to be environmentally aware as a business, and what benefits does it have for your business to be environmentally aware.

What does it mean to be environmentally aware?

To be environmentally aware means to be concerned with the protection of the natural world of land, sea, air, plants, and animals from any destruction or pollution. Examples of being environmentally aware are conserving water by not leaving taps running unnecessarily when doing the dishes or brushing teeth. Energy can be conserved by turning off lights when not in use or by even using solar panels and other alternative renewable energy sources. Doing things like this demonstrates ones environmental awareness, and some simple ways can include recycling, using safe and non-toxic building materials, and others changes.

Why is it important to be environmentally aware?

Environmental awareness is essential in understanding the health and wellbeing of the world we live in, as well as understanding the need for sustainable development, and a conscious effort towards reducing global warming.

An environmentally aware business can play a big part in the overall healthy environment for their employees, customers and the general public. Businesses have the ability to use environmentally friendly products where possible, as well as inform people of the dangers of continuing to consume as much as we currently do. It is important for people to have a thorough understanding of the environmental threats that face our earth, and to fully realise the potential magnitude of them.

Benefits of being environmentally aware

What benefits does it have for your business to be environmentally aware?

There are several benefits for businesses being environmentally aware. Firstly, in doing so they are able stay compliant with any UK and EU rules and regulations that promote green practices. This can help to promote a positive public image, with the aim that people are more likely to use their resources or services over a competitor who is less environmentally aware.

Sustainability in business is important whether that’s conserving energy or the material the business uses. Most employees prefer to work at environmentally friendly companies, meaning there is higher employee retention so the business spends less time training new staff.

Other benefits of having an environmentally aware business can include:

  • Reduce costs in unnecessary energy usage, and reuse materials such as paper
  • Improves reputation for marketing purposes and developing brand identity
  • Use as an opportunity for competitive advantage
  • Improves overall sustainability
  • Comply with existing and possible future regulations.

Where to find environmental awareness CPD courses?

If you are looking an environmental awareness course to meet your ongoing Continuing Professional Developments requires, the CPD Courses Catalogue offers a wide range of CPD certified courses, including a number on environmental awareness and other similar subjects.

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