Benefitispensions.com goes paperless as first step to a zero carbon footprint.
We are proud to say that Benefitspensions.com is the first consulting firm to eliminate the use of paper for official operations. We expect other firms to follow in our footsteps with the awareness of environmental issues continuing to grow.
The initiative is a part of our plan to gradually reduce our carbon footprint to zero by the end of 2016. Plans of going off-grid through the use of solar electricity, encouraging the use of electric vehicles, and conducting virtual meetings whenever possible are in the pipeline to achieve our goal for 2016. Even though the efforts to have zero carbon footprint are still in their initial phase, we are noticing some attractive perks in terms of cost savings, increased productivity as well as customer trust building. Some of the very noteworthy benefits include:
Enhanced Work Efficiency
With everything being digital we are able to save significant amounts of time due to increased organization and accessibility. All files and resources are available to our consultants and administrators from the simple click of a mouse. No more back and forth trips from the file room to the copy room.
Better Customer Service
Our clients love the fact that we have access to our entire office through our tablet technology while in service meetings. As well, our clients have become more organized having all their benefits and pensions information in a single folder on their desktop as opposed to multiple sets of files.
Reduced Operating Costs
Keeping electronic file records essentially means that there is no need for a physical storage room for the printed files. Moreover, the ink, toner and papers required for bulk printing of reports, briefs, and marketing material are now out of the equation. This significant reduction in the stationary cost as well as the cost of storage space is shrinking the volume of overall operating costs of the firm.
With increasing number of the catastrophic incidents happening around the world due to the global environmental destruction and climate change, the need for such initiatives is being felt more than ever. We hope other businesses within our industry will also strive for a zero carbon footprint.