Business owners urged to go green

Those running their own business are being urged to consider the benefits of making their IT more environmentally friendly as it could help them to cut costs in the long-term.

Although many people may be thinking about having to draw up an employment contract and other legal forms rather than green issues, the initial investment could turn out to be very lucrative, the National Computing Centre (NCC) claims.

Michael Dean, group marketing manager at the NNC, explained that many people are reluctant to tackle environmental issues as they "can save money by going greener, yet to do so incurs upfront investment".

He also suggested that while some are "happy to undertake easy-to-implement solutions such as switching off power to PCs overnight and print management", few take it further than this.

According to the Kyocera Environmental Office Research 2008, published by Kyocera Mita, 57 per cent of businesses have an environmental policy.

Published on: November 20, 2008

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