Paperless offices can enhance environmental management efforts
30 August 2011
Posted by Michelle Devonshire
Switching to a paperless workplace can improve efforts at environmental management, in addition to providing financial benefits for companies.
This is the claim made by the Co-Founder of Dajon Data Management, who noted that such moves can reduce the carbon footprint of offices by cutting paper production and "associated peripherals" and lowering energy usage.
Damien Andrews explained the firm scans documentation to clients and employs video conferencing in order to cut down on road miles.
"The environmental benefits are continuous - the more you use technology the less you have to rely on environmentally-damaging forms of communication," he added.
According to the paperless office specialist, techniques in this field can free up employee time to focus on business development rather than administration, offer high financial rewards and create a "culture of efficiency" among employees.
Donald Maclean, Managing Director of Business Cost Consultants, recently extolled the benefits of environmental management, highlighting methods such as monitoring energy use as providing financial and green incentives.