14th February 2020Back To News
The Committee on Climate Change recommended in its May 2019 report Net Zero a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050. If this target is to be met, then government will need to legislate, and business will need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero to end the UK’s contribution to global warming by 2050.
All businesses will need to change their practices to help achieve this target. Although you might not think your company’s carbon footprint is very big, every business has the potential to become carbon neutral or indeed carbon negative.
The Committee for Climate Change says every business can help now by:
The good news is that businesses stand to benefit from these changes in the form of cost savings, improved technology and better health for workers. There are also reputational benefits to be had if you move quickly; for example, Apple is already using 100 per cent renewable electricity and is gaining positive brand awareness for this.
Thinking about where, as a business, your influence lies is key. Is it your services, employees or supply chain that could be key to improving your environmental impact?
What are some of the simple measures you can take now to reduce your impact on the environment?
IT departments are a good place to start. There are now companies that specialise in taking your old IT hardware and reusing and recycling it effectively. Better still, why not reduce your need for hardware by moving to a hosted desktop service?
Reducing IT hardware
To an end user, a hosted virtual desktop looks no different from a traditional, physical desktop. The hosted desktop stores all operating systems, files, emails and applications in outsourced cloud data centres, which can be accessed through the internet on any device, from anywhere. Processes we once thought of as mundane, like accessing emails, are now the secret to unlocking powerful and meaningful interaction with customers and colleagues 24/7 no matter where they are in the world.
In addition to cost savings, when employees can access their work from anywhere, they can reduce their travel footprint considerably.
Further Benefits of a Hosted Desktop
You can benefit from choosing solutions from the best hosted desktop providers. Elite Group is certified partners of Microsoft, Citrix Systems and VMware and has very close relationships with industry experts putting us at the forefront of cutting-edge, hosted desktop technology. Our powerful and scalable hosted desktop solutions will increase your productivity, reduce your overheads and build flexibility into your business.
To find out more about unlocking greater productivity and empowering employees through a hosted desktop solution contact us on 0333 060 9617
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