For businesses to survive, and if they in fact want to thrive, they need to be constantly searching for new and innovative ways to be more environmentally conscious. Switching to a ‘green’ energy supplier can not only benefit our environment it can help to attract more customers and clients to your business. There are a vast number of benefits associated with using a renewable energy provider. We have outlined a few of them below.
‘Going green’ can be a great way to get a much-needed PR boost. Nowadays, you need to do more than simply provide customers with excellent products and services. You need to make smart decisions to prove to customers that you have their best interests at heart and that your values align with the strategic choices you make. Showing your customers that you care about the environment can only be a good thing. It can also help to attract environmentally conscious clientele, extending your exposure to a wider audience which you may not have been visible to before.
This one goes without saying really, as we all know the importance of reducing our carbon footprint, but by switching to renewables you can do your part to drastically reduce harmful emissions. The UK also has an ambitious target to be Net Zero (carbon neutral) by 2050, and a big part of this will be the transition to ‘green’ sources of energy. Reducing emissions will protect our planet for generations to come, and we should all be playing our part to do the right thing.
Doing your part to preserve the environment could benefit everyone in your business. Not only could it strengthen employee morale, it could also help enhance their loyalty to your business as people increasingly want to work for companies who are ‘doing the right thing’. You may find developing your corporate social responsibility to include your commitment to using renewable energy sources will help attract employees to your business.
Making the switch to renewable energy encourages growth and creates new roles within the energy sector. By choosing to go green, you are helping to create a demand for these jobs to exist. As more and more businesses make the switch, the sector will only continue to grow. In the long term, this will help with further investment into researching and developing renewable energy, hopefully making it more cost effective in the future.
As a business owner, you need to make strategic and smart decisions that push you ahead of your competitors. It’s becoming increasing more obvious that consumers value businesses committed to sustainability and who are environmentally conscious. Positioning yourself as an industry leader when it comes to energy usage is a great way to present your business as cutting-edge and progressive. Making the choice to use renewable energy over fossil fuels could be the difference between a client choosing your business or a competitor’s.
Switching to a green energy supplier can bring many benefits to your business. Whether you’re looking for a way reduce your carbon footprint or you’re hoping for a new way to differentiate your business, making the switch to renewable energy is an important decision you should consider. We can help you explore the different options available to you.
To demonstrate additional green credentials, we can help you to offset carbon emissions. Offsetting is a way to make a more personalised, traceable, and purposeful purchasing decision. Get in touch today to find out more and see how we can help you on your low carbon journey.
If you are a Norfolk Chambers of Commerce Member find out more about our Chamber Energy Scheme here.
Head of Marketing