8 - 2012

5 Ways International Trade Can be More Green

There are many businesses throughout the world who are finding ways in which to go green. Some businesses that are just starting out, find it easier to make their business green before they get too far along. Businesses that have been around for many years find changing to green more difficult to do. Some businesses do not want to spend the money, time or hire new employees to change to green. Those businesses that do not care about going green often have a harder time staying in business. Unfortunately those businesses give out the message to other businesses and clients that they do not care about the environment. We need to change their minds by setting an example by staying or going green as much as we can.

There are many things that a international trade business can do in order to change to green but we will focus on the top 5 that can help businesses either continue being green or to go green.

When a person or business is to use responsible shipment finance everyone needs to keep in mind the plans that keep the company green and still keep shipments on time.

When doing international trading, use email for communications, with email contracts can be signed, money can be transferred easily, conversations can be done with people from everywhere around the world. This reduces travel time, faxing can be reduced and trees can be saved.

Instead of printing make a folder on the computer and save documents in the folder. By having a folder that is labeled you can find things much easier. If you do have to print anything, do a double sided print and print only what you really need and use recyclable paper. Find out what suppliers have products that your businesses can use that can be re-used and not just thrown away after the first use. Set up an area in your business for recycling items. Encourage your employees to recycle everything that is recyclable.

When the work day is over turn off the computers, lights, fax machines anything at all that uses energy. Keep on safety devices but turn off what is not necessary.  At the end of the day, don’t forget to use responsible shipment finance products to make your life a little easier.

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