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Create a Sustainable Business with eSignatures

September 16, 2022

Create a Sustainable Business with eSignatures

There’s no question that electronic signatures are becoming more and more popular. A recent study found that nearly 80% of organizations are using or plan to use eSignatures within the next two years.

There are many reasons for this shift. For one, eSignatures are incredibly convenient. They allow businesses to get documents signed quickly and easily, without having to print them out and send them through the mail.

But eSignatures are also becoming more popular because they’re sustainable. Businesses that use eSignatures can save paper, reduce their carbon footprint, and save money on printing and mailing costs.

If you’re looking to create a more sustainable business, eSignatures are a great place to start. Get started with the few tips mentioned here.

1. Use eSignatures for all documents that don’t require a physical signature.

Some documents still require a physical signature, like contracts and leases. But for most documents, eSignatures are perfectly acceptable.

If you’re not sure whether or not an eSignature is appropriate, err on the side of caution and use a physical signature. But for most documents, eSignatures will do just fine.

2. Send documents electronically whenever possible.

In addition to using eSignatures, you should also send documents electronically whenever possible. This will further reduce your paper usage and your carbon footprint.

There are a few different ways to send documents electronically. You can email them, or send them through a secure file-sharing service.

3. Use recycled paper when you do have to print.

There will be times when you have to print documents, like when you’re sending them to someone who doesn’t have access to a computer. When you do have to print, make sure to use recycled paper.

4. Invest in energy-efficient office equipment.

Investing in energy-efficient office equipment is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Look for office equipment that is Energy Star certified.

5. Make recycling easy for your employees.

If you want your employees to recycle, you need to make it easy for them. Place recycling bins near the printers and copiers, and make sure they’re clearly labeled.

6. Educate your employees about the importance of sustainability.

Your employees are more likely to be environmentally conscious if they understand the importance of sustainability. Make sure to educate your employees about the importance of reducing your carbon footprint.

You can also encourage your employees to be more sustainable in their personal lives. Encourage them to walk or bike to work, carpool, or take public transportation.

7. Give your employees sustainability-related incentives.

Incentives are a great way to encourage your employees to be more sustainable. You can give employees who walk or bike to work a monthly stipend or offer discounts on public transportation.

8. Implement sustainable policies.

One of the best ways to create a sustainable business is to implement sustainable policies. Make sure your office has a recycling policy, and consider implementing policies that encourage employees to carpool or take public transportation.

9. Stay up-to-date on sustainable business practices.

Sustainable business practices are always evolving, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. Read articles, attend conferences and network with other sustainable businesses.

10. Lead by example.

As the owner or manager of a business, you need to lead by example. If you want your employees to be sustainable, you need to be sustainable. Practice what you preach, and you’ll see people following you soon enough.

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