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Accepting green management
Taslim Ahammad

Accepting green management

The most significant theme of twenty first century is the green and sustainable ecological stability. It is a modern notion of the business through in view of the corporate social responsibility. In the present world consumers are more aware about their safety of life and want everything would be environment friendly and making the world green. The concept of green management is fairly new in Bangladesh and yet to get motion, however, in the western countries it is fleeting through a mature period.  

Green management:Green Management is an initiative when a company ensures its best to diminish processes that harm the environment. This means bringing to practices that are environmentally friendly, such as improved health, reusable products, green logistics and recycling.

Reason green management matter:Becoming greener helps you improve relationships with customers, suppliers, government agencies, and the media. Many customers, people and institutions now expect organizations to reduce their impact on the environment, and doing do your company is seen as a good corporate citizen.

Green operations: These processes include manufacturingand remanufacturing, reverse logistics, network designand waste management. The main goal of green manufacturingis to reduce the environmental impacts of a product by using proper material.Moreover, green  manufacturing  and  remanufacturing requires inventory management, production planning and scheduling besides the  usual  planning  due  to  varying  and unknown  amounts  of  products  returned for recycling.

Watch power use: Encourage team players to turn off lights when they are not using them. Consider installing motion sensors in common areas such as bathrooms, break rooms, and conference rooms. These sensors automatically turn lights off when the space is uninhabited.

Improved health:Workers’ health care represent another significant reason for moving towards green management, improve working conditioncan help who may suffer from illnesses. This can result in less absenteeism and greater productivity.

Reusable products: The main advantage of reducing the need for landfill space. Certain synthetic fibre products do not decompose, while natural fibre such as wool doesdecompose but produces methane, which contributes to globalwarming.  Nowadays, many recycling centres, charities and collection projects accept goods.  

Recycling:The  recycling  process  starts  with  sorting collected  according  to  their condition  and  the  types  of  materials used. Knitted or woven woollen and similar materials are reused by the textile industry in applications such as car insulation, roofing felt, loudspeaker cones, panel linings and furniture padding.

Green logistics: For industries with lower margins, such as the clothing industry, green supply chain management may lead to lower supply chain related costs. These cost deduction may be converted into significant competitive advantages and profit.

Green supply chain management: This concept tries to minimize the undesirable environmental impacts of supply chain processes within the participating organizations and thewhole supply chain as well. Other benefits  of  green  supply  chain  management  include  reducing  risk,  improving productivity,  increasing  property  value, improving  public  image  and  creating healthier environments.

Telecommute: Allow team members to work from home one or more days each week. This can yield great benefits for both your organization and the environment.

Limit business travel: Technology has made it possible for organizations to limit business travel without this having a knock-on effect on efficiency. Hence, you may be able to hold established events such as training, catch-ups and conferences virtually, cost-effective and environmental friendly.

Create a green team: A green team creates and monitors environmental initiatives that are tailored to your organization. Members are responsible for seeking new ways to lighten the organization's footprint, and should also report on it, use their findings to customize future efforts towards the needs of the organization.

Think twice before purchasing:Before you buy new office equipment, ask yourself whether you really need what you're planning to buy. For example, recycled stationery, or items with little or no packaging, cause less damage to the environment.

Use Reusable Products: If your office uses disposable cups, plates and eating utensils in the break room, look for dishware that you can wash and reuse.

Switch to plant-based, biodegradable dish soap, and use cloth drying towels or energy-saving hand-dryers instead of paper towels in bathrooms.

Plant Trees:It is possible to save energy and improve the appearance of the work environment by planting trees around building. It can reduce costs and improve energy efficiency by shading air conditioning unit from hot summer sun.Trees also help block cold winter winds, if you coniferous trees.

A well-structured green management is of key importance in achieving efficient operations among suppliers, producers, distribution facilities and retailers. It may custom to environmental friendly options for greening the business industry and obtaining constructive results. Hence, green management appeals to both consumers and staff. It makes a powerful statement about your brand, improves employee health, reduces staff turnover, and can impact your bottom line.

The writer is a faculty of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Gopalganj, Bangladesh.

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