If your business operates in an office building, commercial park or industrial complex, making it environmentally friendly might be a bit of a challenge. From the difficulty in enforcing bylaws to the fact that most buildings were not designed to handle recycling, there are a number of reasons why many business locations don’t readily offer recycling as part of their services.
For many companies, this can be a competitive drawback. One of the benefits of instituting company recycling programs and other green initiatives is the fact that, whether you’re a B2C or B2B enterprise, customers increasingly want to work with and/or buy from environmentally-responsible businesses
But just because your location makes it difficult to recycle doesn’t mean you have to lose out on the benefits of going green.
Green Office Cleaning
While companies can have programs to reduce their power demand, paper waste and use more recycled products, one of the last ways they think of going green is in their office cleaning. Yet it’s one that offers as many benefits as any other eco-friendly initiative.
1. Increased Productivity
Bet you didn’t think you could get more done if you switched to green cleaning! According to the Green Business Bureau, businesses promoted a healthier workplace, including the use of eco-friendly cleaning products, report a 20% decrease in the number of sick days used by employees.
2. A Cleaner Office
Sure, you might think that the smell of powerful, toxic chemicals means your office is clean, but it’s anything but. That chemical smell means your office is covered with hidden toxins that can cause a long list of health problems, including breathing difficulties, digestive issues, headaches, hormonal imbalances and liver and kidney damage – among many others.
3. Tax Credits
If nothing else, having a green office cleaning program in place can be part of an overall initiative to make your business more environmentally friendly and qualify for government grants to help you do so.
The Healthier Choice
While there are a number of bottom-line benefits to transitioning to green office cleaning, the real bottom line is your health. What better reason is there? Call us here at Mona Eco-Friendly Cleaning to learn more and have a healthier workplace starting today.