The number of retail and hospitality businesses looking to become more sustainable is rapidly increasing, as corporate social responsibility becomes a key concern.
Businesses seen to be driving change are also appealing to eco-conscious consumers.
In this blog, we’ll look at key ways an EPOS solution can help your business become more sustainable:
1. Reduce Waste
A key issue businesses are looking to address is cutting down the amount of waste they produce. Having real-time information about stock levels makes it possible to tackle this.
MCR System’s stock management software is a fast and efficient way to monitor stock in real-time, to prevent waste. With barcode scanning, it also removes the need for paper processing, taking another positive step to becoming more environmentally friendly.
2. Energy Efficiency
Compared to a traditional point-of-sale solution, EPOS systems can be designed to consume less energy, as they typically use low-power hardware and can be optimised for energy efficiency by automatically entering sleep mode during idle periods. By reducing energy consumption, hospitality and retail businesses can lower their carbon footprint and operating costs.
3. Carbon Footprint Labelling
Carbon footprint labelling is increasing in popularity, as more restaurants are adding it to their menus. It is an indicator, like a scorecard, to show how environmentally responsible their dishes are and also acts as a prompt to take action and reduce the carbon footprint of each meal.
It measures greenhouse gas emissions during the entire process of getting the food from farm to plate, including production, processing and transporting.
If you are considering implementing carbon footprint labelling in your business, or would like to know more, please check out our recent blog.
4. Go Paperless
A fantastic way for businesses to become more sustainable is to go paperless.