Believe it or not, small businesses can have a massive environmental impact. However, as its owner, it’s up to you whether that impact is positive or negative. But why should you worry about sustainability? The answer is simple: 1 in 3 consumers prefers eco-friendly options, and 68% of millennials regularly purchase products with an environmental benefit. If sending a positive message of ecological awareness can elevate your brand and help you stay competitive, what are you waiting for to go green? Start today by following these sustainability tips!
Check your products’ source materials
People always say that a small business’s sustainability starts at the source, but what does that mean, exactly? Basically, we’re saying that none of the things you sell will be eco-friendly if the production of the materials you use harms the environment.
According to experts, the first step toward a more sustainable project is seeing whether your source materials are provided by a supplier who integrates ethical, social, and environmental performances in the production. Also, try to choose local manufacturers to cut down on transportation pollution.