Business Action on climate
To meet the Paris Agreement’s global carbon reduction targets and keep global temperatures below 1.5
degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels, business must play a significant role.
Discover some tips below to begin your Green Journey.
Here are some practical steps to make your workplace a better place to work with workplace tools:
- Invest in your employees’ skills.
- Keep your employees safe and healthy.
- Pay attention to and involve your employees.
- Increase the success of your company by making it fair to everyone and embracing diversity
These suggestions can assist your company in having a positive impact on the communities in which it operates.
- Create an employee volunteer program.
- Supporting a good social cause can help you improve your reputation.
- Getting involved in your community is beneficial to your business.
- Access tried-and-true CSR programs that will engage your employees while also making a difference in your community.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Enterprise Ireland (EI) all offer a variety of environmental supports to Irish businesses. These resources range from guidance documents and tools to free one-on-one consultations, national workshops, and financial grants.
Communicating your responsible business practices will assist your company in reaping business benefits such as:
- Developing your reputation
- Distinguishing your company from competitors
- Recruiting and retaining employees
- Assisting in the acquisition of new clients.
Attract and retain customers and employees by clearly defining not only what you do, but also how you do it.
- Companies that engage in responsible business practices distinguish themselves from competitors by doing better business for the mutual benefit of their organization, the environment, and the community.
- If you are not communicating these responsible business practices to key groups such as employees, customers, investors, suppliers, and the general public, your organization is unlikely to reap the full benefits of being responsible.
- Defining and communicating your principles and values helps your organization attract employees who share your viewpoints.
- People prefer to do business with people who share their values and who have earned their trust.
How to Begin in a Small Scale
- Communication must be both internal and external – consider what information might be of interest to various groups such as staff, customers, suppliers, and so on. Communication does not have to be expensive – for example, to attract employees, mention your responsible business practices in job advertisements and interviews.
- Find out what your employees and customers want to know more about.
- Identify a champion within your organization to help drive communication.
Here are some practical steps you can take to improve the long-term viability of your supplier and customer relationships:
- Take advantage of listening to and involving your customers.
- Better payment contributes to the growth of a business.