2022 is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning for next year’s sustainability goals and projects. With so much emphasis put on the COVID-19 pandemic the past two years, it can be helpful for your staff to start looking again toward the long-term future and invest in meeting sustainability goals.
Setting meaningful goals to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions can help your business recover from COVID-19 faster. By showing your customers that you’re confident in the future and are looking to improve the future rather than keep things “business as usual,” you can start preparing for a more profitable future.
Below are just a few ways to get your mind back on sustainability goals and actually achieve them in 2022:
Climate change and environmental sustainability are hotter topics than ever, especially since pandemics like COVID-19 are more likely to happen as climate changes become increasingly more drastic. As a business, you have the opportunity to aim higher and make a real impact on your community and the world at large. Sustainability goals such as reaching net-zero energy usage or committing a certain percentage of your budget to climate action show stakeholders you’re putting your money where your mouth is.
Get involved in local initiatives.
Choosing sustainability projects that impact your local communities shows that you care about your clients just as much as you do your business. In Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, we are heavily impacted by climate change that affects rising ocean sea levels and the increase in dangerous Gulf hurricanes that continue to worsen each year. That is why we spend our volunteer time helping victims of hurricane devastation and give back to communities where environmental impacts like these are felt the most.
Match environmental goals to the business mission.
Your business can’t tackle it all. However, you can focus on an inward approach to transforming your facility. By investing in in-house green technologies and projects that align with your core mission, you can effectively create impact rather than spreading your resources too thin across too many environmental projects. Some examples include:
- Environmental volunteer projects within your city
- Investing in greener packaging or manufacturing processes
- Investments in green technology and energy-efficient equipment
- Purchasing carbon offsets or investments in renewable energy
- Offering eco-friendly product options
No matter what your sustainability goals are for 2022, MaintenX is here to help. We offer a variety of energy-efficient solutions for plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and electrical installations as well as preventative maintenance service on these appliances. To learn more, contact your local MaintenX team!