Going Green in the Workplace

Celebrate Earth Day by taking steps to reduce your office’s carbon footprint! With global temperatures on the rise, it’s more important than ever to do our part in combating climate change.

The good news is that it’s never too late to curb the effects of climate change by contributing in our own little way – even in the workplace. One can help in reducing carbon footprints just by doing simple yet effective steps in the office. Everyone can start by ditching paper clutter and committing to paperless processes for payroll and documentation. Below are some tips on how you can go green in the workplace:

Ditch that paper clutter

Yes, we know it’s better said than done. But committing to paperless processes and documentation can reduce office waste by more than 80 percent. Moreover, going digital can also increase overall productivity. So next time you’re thinking about printing your payslips or leave forms, maybe strongly consider going digital about it.

Rewash and reuse

Make sure to reuse as much office and party supplies as possible such as utensils and water dispensers. Encourage employees to just bring their own mugs or tumblers so they don’t have to resort to paper or worse, plastic cups whenever they need to hydrate from the drinking fountain.

Promote a green culture

At the end of the day, it’s really important for the company, through its HR, to promote an environment-friendly culture among its employees. Perhaps start by incentivizing bringing in plants in the cubicles or even just educating each member of the organization about the effects of climate change. 

Next thing you know, everyone will do his or her part proactively. Want to learn more about how to implement paperless and greener options for payroll in the Philippines? Email us at marketing@zalameahr.ph. Together, let’s make a positive impact on the environment.