Ways to reduce carbon footprint at work

There are a number of ways to reduce your carbon footprint at work. Some can be implemented straight away at no cost, others require investment but can quickly generate a tangible return on investment. Listed below are ways to reduce carbon footprint at work.

Print less

  • Use as little paper as possible.
  • Make back-up copies of important information and store them on a external hard drive.
  • Set your printer to double sided printing.


  • Position recycling bins around the business for paper, cans, bottles etc.
  • Recycle or trade in old electronic equipment.

Reduce Travel

  • Reduce business travel by implementing video conferencing equipment and software.
  • Read video conferencing vs travel for more information.
  • Implement a home working strategy, read Productive home working on the rise.

Turn off when not in use

  • Does your business operate 24/7? Turn of computers, lights, and other electronic equipment at the end of a working day.
  • Implement energy saving appliances and light bulbs.

These are just a few of the ways to reduce carbon footprint at work.