Most dialogues about becoming carbon neutral, carbon-efficiency and sustainability are now turning towards the individual and ‘Think Global; Act Local’ mentalities because of the sheer difficulty of manoeuvring states and corporate groups into being responsible for their environmental impact. This is mostly because the industries that pull in revenue are themselves extremely harmful to the environment, yet companies and countries cannot scale back as they would lose enormous profits. Thus, they prefer to focus on the individual. However, with the increased potential in technology, corporate entities can now take responsibility and use their influence to change the world.
Most big companies have a corporate social responsibility or CSR wing that is little more than a PR machine. But with their influence and opportunity, companies can use their CSR’s for actual community development. One of the biggest accusations levelled against large entities is that they degrade their surroundings, both natural and social. Through CSR these companies can initiate projects that help local communities develop themselves, and maybe even become involved in the business of the company itself. Many hotel chains now source their fresh produce directly from local farmers’ markets in order to support the local communities, not undercut their business. This adds a nice level of diversity to an otherwise uniform hotel chain and helps the locals too. Visit this page for further information regarding bess assessments.
Carbon- Efficiency in the Structure
Corporate entities that are not into production can contribute to carbon-efficiency by having a sustainable design Victoria for their buildings. Energy efficiency, energy production, thermal energy management, carbon production management, rain water collection, waste disposal, waste recycle and other functions can be performed through the very structure of a building if designed and built properly.
The roof of the building can be angled towards the sun and fitted with solar panels that can power all its electricity needs; rain water tanks or balloons can collect rainwater, which is then purified and used for sanitary purposes(if not for drinking). There are architect firms that specialize in providing a sustainable design for corporate buildings which you can use to make your building carbon-efficient.
Sustainability in Processes
Business in itself is mostly exploitative, especially in a traditional economic frame. However, recent theorists have tried to integrate win-win situations where every party benefits from transactions, as opposed to zero-sum games where processes are harmful to everyone but one entity. In companies, this means changing their processes to reflect more inclusivity and sustainability. For instance, a financial company would provide loans that actually help develop their customer and negotiate an interest rate that they can realistically pay, as opposed to one that will cut into their income even further than before.