How Can Small Businesses Get Involved?
The corporate social responsibility (CSR) of your business is going to be extremely important because people love to buy from brands and businesses that support their values. If your business is shown to have a massive responsibility to the larger world, then you will not only be supporting the world, but your business will make more money.
One of the best ways to improve your CSR is to focus on water conservation. This is a great way to not only make sure that the world’s supply of drinking water isn’t going to waste, but it is also just an easy thing for even a small business to do!
Here are some of the best ways to focus on conserving water, even if you are a small business.
Conduct A Water Audit
One of the best ways to focus on saving water is to know exactly how much water you are using in the first place. You can do this by conducting a water audit, which shows you just how much water you are actually using in your business. By looking at your current water consumption patterns, you can focus on figuring out where water is being used the most and then you can set realistic goals.
The information from your first audit as well as the subsequent ones are all going to help you track your progress and figure out all of the best ways where you can further optimize your water usage.
Fix The Leaks Around Your Office
While you might think that the massive changes like switching to smart toilets are what is going to help you save the most water, it is the small changes that will help you the most. If you have any dripping pipes, leaking faucets, or damaged appliances in your office, you need to get those fixed up.
The constant leaking and dripping is going to cause a lot of problems for you and your office. Especially since you will be wasting gallons of water over the course of months and years with these leaks. But making sure that you detect, fix, and repair leaks will help you contribute to saving water!
You can also keep an eye on other business related issues as well. For example, if your small business handles food or food preparation, you will need to make sure you abide by the EAU’s food industry applications, especially when it comes to the use of water!
Optimize Your Landscaping
While you might have a lot of greenery around your small business, you need to make sure that your greenery isn’t going to be something where you are constantly watching the water bill go higher and higher. So make sure that you fully optimize your landscaping practices to save water.
For example, you can use native plants because they will be adapted to the climate and won’t need as much water. Having water saving sprinkler systems can also make sure that the water is delivered when and wear it is needed, without excess waste water going everywhere.
That way you can have a beautiful green space around your business all without running into some serious water problems.
Don’t Be Afraid To Conserve Water
Finally, don’t be afraid to conserve water and use the CSR to your advantage. Your small business might be small, but simple and small actions are going to make sure that your business is going to be saving a lot of water. That’s better for your business, better for the planet, and better for the people who want to work with you!