Sustainable entrepreneurship with LED lighting
Have you already started a sustainable business? Or do you think it's time to start? Then it is important to know what it means and how you can do this yourself. In this article we discuss what sustainable business is and how LED lamps can contribute to this.
What is sustainable entrepreneurship?
In sustainable entrepreneurship we pay attention to the impact on the environment, employees and society. It is about making a structural contribution to a healthier environment, a better working environment and the welfare of society. Sustainable entrepreneurship is mainly about going a step further than the law requires. The terms 'sustainable enterprise' and 'corporate social responsibility' are sometimes used interchangeably. These two forms of entrepreneurship therefore overlap to a large extent. Corporate social responsibility has more of a social background, where sustainable enterprise focuses more on contributing to a healthier environment.
Advantages of sustainable entrepreneurship
Possible benefits of sustainable entrepreneurship:
- It saves costs
- It increases employee productivity and reduces absenteeism
- It contributes to a healthy world
- It improves the image of your company
How do I do business in a sustainable way?
HFirst of all, it is important that sustainable enterprise is included in the total business operations. What are the processes and activities within your organisation? What can you do to take better account of sustainability?
One of the easiest ways to start a sustainable business yourself is to save energy. You can do this very easily by replacing your old fluorescent lamps, incandescent lamps and halogen lighting with LED lighting. This saves an average of 70% energy. The purchase of a LED lamp is generally slightly more expensive than other options. However, these costs will be recovered within a few months. Because LED lamps have a much longer lifespan, you do not have to buy new lamps for the next 10 years.