10Minutes on eco-efficiency

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10Minutes 06/26/2013 by Sustainable business solutions
10Minutes on eco-efficiency

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Eco-efficiency can reduce costs for your company. And there are broader benefits, too: a stronger brand, greater productivity, and mitigated risk. Still, opportunities to save money while reducing your company’s use of energy, transportation fuel, waste, water, forest products or chemicals are often short-changed. Why? It’s most likely due to overlooked-but-valuable information.

Eco-efficiency can reduce costs for your company. And there are broader benefits, too: a stronger brand, greater productivity, and mitigated risk. Still, opportunities to save money while reducing your company’s use of energy, transportation fuel, waste, water, forest products or chemicals are often short-changed. Why? It’s most likely due to overlooked-but-valuable information.

It’s time for a new look at eco-efficiency because it can help with two company priorities: cutting costs and reducing environmental impacts. More than half of US companies we polled (54%) agree that reducing environmental impacts can save costs too. Whether your company already thinks about eco-efficiency, or is just getting started, we have some ideas that can help you get the most from your efforts.