In today’s modern world, almost everyone knows what “living green” means. This can involve buying organic or biodegradable products, having energy efficient light bulbs, or supporting organizations that are eco-friendly. For many small and large business owners, taking this route has gained them support and a loyal customer base. Converting a business into an operation that is environmentally conscious can be a trying, but valuable process.
Before starting to switch to more eco-friendly business procedures, businesses first need to see how their industry influences the environment. Monitoring and reporting areas such as greenhouse gas emissions and energy use can identify the most wasteful sections. While reporting to The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act, The National Pollutant Inventory, and Energy Efficient Opportunities may be mandatory for larger businesses, smaller companies may not be required to do so. However, they are allowed to opt in for certain environmental reporting.