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Direct Line Tele Response, can help you save on high administrative costs while assisting you in reducing your carbon footprint, regardless of your business type or industry. By partnering with Direct Line, we can provide you with the administrative support you require through the use of our Live Virtual Receptionist services, at a fraction for the cost of retaining on-site staff.
Below are some key points and solutions to consider so you can position yourself to take a more effective stance toward protecting your bottom line and preserving natural resources.
Carbon Footprint reduction facts
- Go Paperless & Recycle
Did you know that the average business consumes 3.6 tons of paper per year?
If your business just recycled 1 ton of paper a year, you would save approximately 17 mature trees. If you made it a regular business practice to recycle all paper, that’s a nice little forest. If every business made this a practice, imagine the amount of land that could be preserved. Or…. consider taking things paperless! For example, when a business sends us a fax, we receive it electronically and reduce unnecessary use of paper. Additionally, we have a comprehensive plan where we confidentially shred any documents with identifying information, and use electronic secure records as much as possible to avoid the need for paper in the first place.
2. Reduce Your Electricity Use & Increase Your Power
Did you know that the average business consumes 1,175,000 Kilowatts per year?
That’s enough to power 65 average sized homes for a whole year! Now get this, businesses account for at least 40% of all energy consumption in the U.S. While we have always been an advocate for the use of ambient light (skylights/windows) for natural light, when technology improved we improved with it. In 2011, Direct Line did a power consumption audit and reduced the use electricity in our business. We updated our current lighting fixtures throughout the building from the traditional fluorescent bulbs and installed improved ballasts to hold high-Philips ALTO II technology which combines low mercury with long life and energy efficiency to reduce energy consumption for lighting and lower associated CO2 emissions. As a part of this process, we reduced the number of bulbs in use in our smaller meeting spaces and installed motion sensors to automatically shut off the lights in areas not actively in use.
3. Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint & Benefit Your Employees
Did you know that employees have a significant impact on CO2 emissions?
Just by getting employees to work on public transit will significantly reduce your business’s carbon footprint and an the added benefits are that it leaves more parking for your customers, helps to alleviate traffic for everyone, AND saves employees the cost of transportation to get to and from work! Last year, Direct Line implemented the AC Transit Easy Pass program as an employee benefit for each of our employees residing within the AC Transit service area. Each employee receives a “Clipper” card with their name and photo printed on the back. An Easy Pass is” pre-loaded” and the monthly passes continue to be renewed and loaded on their card as long as the employee is a part of the company.
Did you know that improving efficiency and lowering operating costs can save your business hundreds of thousands of dollars per year?
When a business decides to “go green” the first and most obvious change noticed tends to be a reduction in waste. This reduction in waste automatically equals a decrease in costs. Those two things alone combine and the result is increased business efficiency! Actions like these mean you get to decrease your utility costs, supply costs, and expenses for employees while you increase your company’s bottom line. Also, studies have shown that companies with green initiatives, and better still – green products, have witnessed an increase in their profits. Even more important, it’s just a great way to be a global citizen, and show the world you care.