Green your business

Green your business and earn Qantas Points

One recent global survey from Nielsen found that found 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable brands and 73% of millennials are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings.

This means adopting green strategies is not only good for the environment, but can also improve your company's bottom line and is a great way to stand out from your competition. What's more, as a Qantas Business Rewards member, you can also earn Qantas Points when implementing eco-sensitive company practices, now that's a win-win! Here's how:

Go paperless

Australians send more than 1.9 million tonnes of paper to landfill annually. But with technology becoming lighter and more portable, there's really no need to print every memo, bill or presentation that comes across your desk. Samsung is at the forefront of tablet design, creating products that combine the sleek sensibilities of smartphones with the power and applications of a computer. The sleek and lightweight Galaxy Tab S3 weighs just 434 grams, making it ideal to carry with you to meetings and appointments.

The high-resolution display brings presentations and videos to life, while the ergonomic S pen and keyboard let you add clear notes while on the go. Just one of these tablets, can streamline business operations and reduce your reliance on paper, and you'll take home 3 Qantas Points for every $1 spent .

 

Opt for recycled

While the goal is to skip paper entirely, if you do need to print, use eco-friendly options. A number of companies, including Reflex, now produce 100% recycled carbon neutral paper that delivers a print quality as vibrant as non-recycled paper. It's made in Australia, and you're directly helping reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. 

Use green web hosting

Savvy web hosts know that to gain an advantage in the ever-competitive business world you need to stand out. Enter Digital Pacific, a company committed to offering an environmentally responsible means of powering the web sites it hosts. Digital Pacific's quarterly reviews allow it to calculate the number of carbon credits to purchase to cover 100 per cent of its estimated emissions, meaning customers can sleep soundly knowing their website is powered while playing a positive part in climate change. Qantas Business Rewards members earn 1 point for every $1 spent on web hosting with this forward-thinking company.

Manage everyday waste

By knowing how much material your business produces over a period of time, and the types of materials that can be diverted from landfill, you can identify the most suitable waste and recycling collection solutions. Providers such as Redmondis offer a comprehensive selection of waste management and recycling options to meet the disposal needs of commercial customers of all sizes – solutions that are innovative, safe, reliable, cost-effective and meet sustainability targets. Every $1 you spend streamlining your waste management with Redmondis to minimise your environmental footprint will earn your company 1 Qantas Point.

 

Go alternative

There are many simple ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your workplace and, in so doing, save money – and the planet. Simply Energy offers a range of tips on how you can make small but significant energy-saving changes, but is also committed to minimising its carbon footprint by offering consumers GreenPower. When you opt for GreenPower, Simply Energy purchases the equivalent amount of electricity from accredited renewable energy generators, which create electricity from sources like wind, solar, water and bioenergy. Given that GreenPower is certified renewable energy that has zero net greenhouse gas emissions, your purchase is reducing your impact on the environment while driving investment in Australia's renewable energy sector. As a Qantas Business Rewards member you'll earn up to 4 Qantas Point for every $1 you spend with Simply Energy.

Think solar

There are numerous reasons why you should consider switching your company over to solar power, a green, clean and quiet energy source that is renewable, which means you're not depleting a finite source of power. Going solar will not only protect your business against rising electricity costs and save you money on energy bills, but may actually earn you money if you produce surplus energy that you feed back to the national grid.

Some companies may be eligible for grants and incentives when installing solar systems as well. Talk to experts like Todae Solar, which has experience in delivering high-quality systems across all commercial applications, and earn 1,000 Qantas Points for every 1KW installed with the company.

Switch to LED

Did you know that apart from using less energy to run and therefore reducing carbon emissions, LED lighting has fewer dangerous chemicals and UV ray emissions, and the materials inside LED globes can be recycled? LEDs have the power to reduce energy consumption and make big savings on electricity bills: they are 85% more efficient than halogen or incandescent lights and 30% more efficient than CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lamps). They're also durable, and have a long lifespan, lasting up to 10 times longer than some commercial lighting solutions. Try providers such as Gordon Macdonald Electrical, which specialises in the latest technology LED lighting for commercial purposes with all products exceeding safety and quality requirements in tests against Australian standards. As a Qantas Business Rewards member, you'll  earn 1 Qantas Point for every $1 spend with Gordon Macdonald Electrical.

 

There are so many simple ways to make sure your business contributes to the health of the planet, while saving money and earning Qantas Points in the process.

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