When it comes to the bottom line, every dollar must be justified. The focus for spending is usually to maximize production speed and product quality in some way. In this sense, complying with federal or state regulations about environmental practices can seem like an unnecessary expense – or irrelevant, if a manufacturer doesn’t typically experience environmental issues. But there are actually very strong business-based reasons to comply with environmental concerns.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That old saying applies to more than just our own personal health. Being able to foresee and develop an environmental program for operations prevents an unexpected uncontrolled release that can culminate in extensive fines or serious community damage.
It’s just common sense. There is no value in paying fines, and everyone knows that in times of budget cuts, fines are a great way to generate revenue! Relying on a grace period or leniency in the past is a mistake, and fines have the possibility to accumulate – or even shut down your operations, if they are excessive. It just doesn’t make dollars and sense to incur fines.
Rules change regularly. Staying on top of the rules – or defining oneself through cutting edge technology and processes – ensures you won’t be scrambling to meet regulations. It is easier to adapt to rules about energy when you are already staying on top of the requirements. Here is where Komax can make a serious difference. Our mixers and heaters use less energy more efficiently than other equipment on the market – a boost to your environmental footprint and to your bottom line.
In an era where political winds are shifting rapidly with regard to environmental issues, forging a business model that saves energy and increases efficiency is in everyone’s best interests. Having a plan in place allows a business to protect its brand reputation and improve its bottom line!