Investing in self-consumption through solar energy is the best way to save money, knowing that you will get a return on your investment. We recommend installing photovoltaic solar panels if you want to be part of an eco-friendly movement with the planet where your company promotes a clean energy culture.

Solar photovoltaic energy is the leading renewable energy source for the near future. However, by improving its sustainability and minimizing its environmental impact, we will help not only the planet, but our lives.

Currently, the impact of solar energy is overwhelmingly positive, but it is important to minimize environmental disturbance and pollution throughout the life cycle.

We want to describe the possibilities to boost the sustainability of the photovoltaic sector and how to use solar energy to be a sustainable company.

What is sustainability and being a sustainable company?

Sustainability is the most appropriate way to manage the resources that nature offers us to satisfy our current needs, in a way that does not jeopardize the future needs of our planet and, therefore, of civilization.

Being sustainable implies being aware that the environment and nature are not inexhaustible sources of resources, and, therefore, it is essential to make right use of them; as individuals and companies, we can contribute to creating a culture of right use of resources. It also implies a review of our habits to minimize the waste we all generate daily.

Developing a sustainable culture will help us understand that we are all connected, even in actions that we consider small. All the decisions we make, have an impact on many aspects of the entire planet, directly and indirectly, and will also affect new generations. Living more sustainably is quite simple.

5 tips on how to become a sustainable company

  1. Manage your resources effectively

Be careful with the quality of your raw materials: production and transport conditions, management of materials when they become waste.

As a service company, you can also save energy by turning off equipment that is not in use, taking advantage of sunlight, and using air conditioning and heating responsibly.

It is also necessary to ensure decent working conditions in the previous production processes. If it is not possible to buy the materials locally, one option is to resort to fair trade.

Another aspect to bear in mind is that, although when we talk about ‘resources’ we usually think of materials, we cannot leave aside energy resources.

Other resources to manage are packaging and human and monetary resources. Remember that taking care of your workers and not getting into excessive debt is also sustainability.

  • Promote environmental education

Training our employees to integrate the values of a sustainable company into their day-to-day behavior is a key point.

We can organize environmental trainings from time to time that will be useful for their professional but also personal development.

  • Analyze your carbon footprint

More and more organizations have started to track their carbon footprint.

Choose a base year, choose a calculator and look for tutorials if you don’t have a professional consultant. In these cases, the most common is to start measuring the footprint in a specific area, such as business travel.

The idea is to look for information on all trips made in the base year, i.e. the means of transport used, kilometers traveled, etc., and try to reduce emissions from that reference.

  • Reduce your waste

The best waste is the one that doesn’t exist, and you can achieve this by managing your resources correctly.

If it is inevitable to generate waste in your business model, you will have to learn how to manage waste properly. You know that, depending on the nature of your business and the type of waste it generates, you will have to follow a different protocol.

Remember, everything you can reuse is good, and look for ways to avoid generating waste when it is not necessary.

  • Use solar energy to be fully sustainable

Photovoltaic solar energy is one of the solutions that will lead you to a positive contribution to the environment. It emits no greenhouse gases, generates no waste and many of its parts are recyclable.

It is a type of energy that does not contribute to global warming and is in fact one of the best hopes for an efficient fight against climate change.

Solar energy for self-consumption is more accessible than ever, and photovoltaic installations continue to increase, so if you want to take the step to a really clean future, contact us, we are the right people to give you an optimal service, with first class materials and the best advice.