A happy businessman letting go of paperwork

2017 is set to be the year the world ups its game and pushes towards more eco-friendly ways of living. Electric vehicles are on the rise, recycling is increasing all the time and people are now more conscious about using unnecessary energy. Thanks to this heightened importance, it is now imperative that businesses turn their attentions to their everyday processes and look at how they can up their green game, according to Pearl Scan.

The company, which is one of the country’s leading providers of document scanning and management solutions, has highlighted the increasing importance of applying green processes in this environmentally-conscious world, and how doing so can actually help firms to thrive over the course of the coming year.

Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director at Pearl Scan Group, said: “Going green may be the latest trend, but it’s a trend with numerous benefits for businesses. Applying green processes to workplaces creates a healthy environment for employees, reduces unnecessary waste, and importantly, as we move forward into 2017, underpins the role businesses play in leading the way for social and environmental change.”

With so many people focussed on the environment, making positive changes within a business can really make a difference to how a company is perceived. It has long been proven that consumers favour businesses with green credentials. Essentially proving that businesses do well by doing good, investing in green methods of working can push a business to the top of the cluttered marketplace and actually enable them to thrive.

Naveed, added: “No one has ever been put off a company because of their pro green credentials, but consumers have been put off by companies who seemingly take little care when it comes to the environment. If you do a bit of research, you’ll always find the companies who make positive changes, such as investing in paperless workspaces or actively going above and beyond when it comes to recycling as they shout about it in their marketing literature and place it firmly in their CSR strategies – and for good reason.”