Realestate.co.nz gets a little bit greener!

Take a look around your office. Is your desk swamped in paper?  Are there boxes of files in every corner and overflowing cabinets by your desk? If you’re well on your way to becoming king of your own paper empire then perhaps it’s time to think about how you can remedy this. 

realestate.co.nz gets a little bit greener

We’ve all been hearing about the elusive ‘paperless office’ for years but the reality is that most companies will never truly reach that end goal.  However, the important thing to remember is that every little helps and we can get you started with step one – tossing that realestate.co.nz folder out of your filing cabinet (and hopefully into a recycling bin!).

Well, we’re aiming high and this month we’re climbing another rung on the ladder.  You will no longer receive paper statements or invoices from realestate.co.nz.  These documents will now be sent via email, and from next month you will be able to access your payment history at any time on our private site. We are after all an internet company and online is our business, so we’re putting more of our business online!

The practical benefits of using less paper and storing your data electronically include increased productivity, cost savings and in time, more space in your office.  On top of that you reduce your company’s environmental impact and that can’t be a bad thing.

So, if you’re keen to start making some small changes in your work environment, then here are a number of ways to reduce paper waste in your office:

  1. Print as little as possible. Review and modify documents on screen. Reduce the number of hard copies and paper drafts you make.
  2. Make double-sided prints or copies whenever possible.
  3. Use a smaller font for larger documents.
  4. Recycle waste paper.
  5. Before recycling single-sided printed pages, use them for scrap paper or for printing drafts.
  6. When sharing documents within an office, circulate one copy rather than printing out a copy for everyone.
  7. Send faxes directly from your computer and if you must send hard copies, don’t use a cover sheet where possible.
  8. Avoid needlessly printing out your emails.

If you want to take things a step further then the following article should give you some idea of what’s involved.

March 14 2008 10:03 am | General and Website Services

One Response to “Realestate.co.nz gets a little bit greener!”

  1. » Can the real estate industry demonstrate eco-friendly responsibility? - Unconditional on 17 Mar 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    […] for ourselves I can confirm that we here at realestate.co.nz is going greener – as of the end of this month we will cease to produce and distribute paper forms, invoices, […]

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