Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been around for a long time but it has never really taken centre stage, until now. Over these last few years, there has been a monumental shift in the public’s awareness surrounding the impact we are having on our planet.
If you don’t frame it in terms of business longevity, sustainability becomes an altruistic activity which is ‘good to have’. It then gets relegated to periods of time when someone is in a good mood.
Earlier this month our London team attended the Paperless Awards. Aimed at the Public Sector in the UK, The Paperless Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional progress towards the goal of becoming a paperless environment.
A few weeks ago, our morning started with us complaining about the weather as we made our cups of coffee in our office kitchenette. We settled into our morning routine. Some on calls with clients, some demonstrating our product and me typing away at my keyboard.
It’s very easy to simply buy something that will ‘change the way to do business’, ‘improve productivity’ or ‘make the office sustainable’. However, it is also very easy to fall back into old habits.