Companies can improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations by observing environmental issues. Things like managing materials more efficiently increases cost savings in addition to being eco-friendly. The productivity of the company improves when the same material can be produced with fewer raw materials or production can run on less energy.
Observing environmental issues has a direct effect on productivity when the customer demands that the company observes environmental issues in its operations.
There are many ways that a company can observe environmental issues in its operations, and ways that also increase productivity and efficiency include material efficiency, procurement that observes environmental aspects and eco-efficiency in transport.