Continuing to look our PNL, we already treated the reduction of energy consumption, of sending and moving and we also studied in-depth “the paper” subject. There is also other ways to go green and reduce you costs in parallel, and the best way to have a good overview of the actual situation and where you want to go is by listing the last few months’ operations. Listings and numerical representations are largely used in re-organizing project since they allow having an overall overview of the situation. A green transition can take time since it requires not only to change products you use, but also habits and there is where you will have to show as entrepreneur you capacity to innovate and manage your team in a way that the change will become nearly natural.
Green Transition a reality
The last part is the most time consuming. It is where you act, you search, and you get all the information to decide how you will make the change in order to achieve the defined goals. Indeed, this step is about transforming your decisions into actions. There are many ways to find your alternatives:
Make market research (discover new products, new opportunities like for example you can make a deal will a company of eco-cleaning products in order to be supplied only by them for a better price …)
Ask for pricelist and never be afraid to just ask to your actual suppliers for discounts. If your concentrate all in one supplier, you can propose discount for the increase you will bring to him.
Search on the internet, ideas to change your cost line in order to optimize it.
When you have make your final choices, gather all data and make a small analysis in order to be sure that these actions will indeed impact your Carbone footprint and the company’s bank account (in the correct way of course).
In conclusion, you have 3 steps: definition of AS IS situation where you must understand how your business consumes and why, definition of the TO BE situation where you want to be, in a defined time and the third part where you implement and follow-up the corrective actions until you secure you have achieved your goals. It is not a difficult exercise but you need to have a global view of your company, so don’t wait anymore and think green!
Whatever the size of your business, if you ever need to evaluate a cost line of your business, do not hesitate to contact me cam.delcour@gmail. With your knowledge of your market and a precise analysis with pertinent tools, we can easily and cheaply find a way for you to get productivity, effectiveness and more profit by just making small changes that you never thought about. I can provide you excel database tools aligned to your type of business, or any other help you can possibly need to make your green transition a reality.