Help your business go green?
by Fiona Taylor
How can you ensure that you help your business go green?
The idea of being green is everywhere. And the pressure to ensure that you are running your business as environmentally friendly as possible is always there. How can you help your business go green?
You might be ready to ensure that your business is running as greenly as possible, however with all the information out there about what you should and shouldn’t do, how do you know what is right?
What should you do to help your business go green?
Look in your business at what is wasted. What do you think is the most commonly wasted resource in your fleet? I would guess that it is fuel. Can you honestly say you know exactly how much fuel is being used by each of your vehicles on each trip?
Setting a target to lower fuel usage across the business will help your business to go green. Hitting this target will help you to;
- reduce costs
- increase your environmentally friendly rating
- reduce your carbon footprint
- and lower your environmental impact
How can a vehicle tracking help your business go green?
If you decide that you want to lower fuel use across the business how can a vehicle tracker help you? You can get a tracker that allows you to see exactly how much fuel is being used. It will show you the percentage of fuel in the tank. However you don’t have to be this indepth.
A basic vehicle tracking system will be able to give you more information about your fleet than you currently have. You can see;
- where the vehicles are
- start and end locations of each trip
- times of the start and the end of each trip
- routes taken
- speeds travelled
With this extra information you can see exactly when and where your fuel is being used. This could lead to fleet managers being able to;
- reduce unauthorised over time
- stop out of hours usage
- manage vehicles that are rarely used – could these be disposed of?
Can Satmo help your business go green?
For businesses that run vehicles there is an obvious correlation between reducing fuel consumption and therefore lowering your company emissions. This itself will make your businesses greener.
As a business if you focus on being environmentally friendly you will see a decrease in your costs, and an increase in your productivity. More than that though, your customers will see that you have an interest in your community.
If you would like to see how Satmo can help you to build your brand and help your business go green, just give us a call on 01274 587748 and we will be more than happy to help.