The Eco Entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily have to change their business model to make their practices greener. They can also focus on human resources and give them the opportunity to utilize the Eco sapiens in them! There are two ways to do this. In both cases, always listen to their needs; you could improve your business’ environmental impact as well as your employees’ quality of work!
First, give your employees the chance to get involved in environmental projects at work. If they suggest setting up new source sorting techniques, banning disposable products or implementing environmental practices or advice in their work, encourage them and give them access to whatever they need to accomplish their projects!
You can also encourage your employees’ individual gestures. Give social benefits to employees who adopt eco-friendly practices: pay a part of their public transit fare, offer some compensation for bike repairs to employees who cycle to work, or encourage carpooling! Have flexible schedules to allow your employees to use the alternative mode of transportation that suits them best.
The pandemic has proved that working from home can be just as efficient as working in an office. Many employees have discovered that it allows them to find more time to take care of their home, family and diet, and even to volunteer. If it’s possible for you, offer your employees the chance to work remotely if they want to. Providing such possibilities will help you attract talent and ensure better employee retention!