A welcome additional to our growing fleet of electric vehicles, for efficiency and environmental care.
Ancient civilisations often understood the need to respect and replenish their environment. Whereas in recent centuries, market economies have tended to treat the earth they are on as just another commodity.
For ourselves and the next generation, we are beginning to understand the folly in this. Neither is sound environmental policy a tree hugging dream detached from economic reality, this can also make sense for business.
Quite stringent policies have been in place for long enough in developed areas to monitor and assess the effect. There will always be exceptions but in broad terms, the results are a surprise.
Effectively run businesses benefit from a green approach, the investment they make is returned in efficiency and cost savings. A poorly managed business may see the opposite, although they would tend to through any change.
The policies aren’t perfect and can bring issues, such as entry barriers which reduce competition. They may be able to be overcome with advice and time, for an established, capable business, there are few excuses.
Whilst we would like to feel Dynamic lead our sector in environmental care, there is no wish to portray us as a planetary saviour. As a freight and logistics company, we are part of an industry which creates a significant amount of pollution.
Responsibility is clear for our actions, those who work with us and the effect we have on clients ecological footprint. Our decision to act has been inescapable for several years and we have done so.
Electric vehicles are reducing fossil fuel consumption. Our premises have become efficient, with low energy lighting, double glazing, fuel monitoring, paper saving, recycling, dedicated purchasing policies and more.
Meetings are held through video conferencing rather than travel and at most of them, environmental aspects have a say. Deliberate and ongoing policy change matters, as does awareness and training amongst staff at all levels.
That Dynamic are a company transformed is becoming reality, although again, this is not a request for a medal, just corporate practice which makes sense.
The Business Outcome
Cost savings are notable, from fuel, to electricity bills, to materials purchase. The ROI on our green investment outstrips others which would be seen as unavoidable.
Employees are happier with their facilities, more involved and appreciate the effort we make. This can only improve performance, reduce time off and staff turnover, significant assets for a business in any field.
Stakeholders, contractors and our clients benefit. As importantly, the changes have an impact on the air we breathe, the water we drink, the cleanliness we enjoy.
Caring for our planet takes thought, you are welcome to read (or download) our environmental policy. The bonus we would like everyone to take away is that caring for our planet doesn’t need to have a downside, this is good for business.