Green Business Guide

Trends in green businesses, challenges and solutions in the field of Employment of Roma and opportunities to start green businesses by Roma 

In the last several years going green is becoming increasingly attractive as a business strategy and trends in consumption, government policies, and costs savings point towards even more green industry business opportunities in the years ahead. 

Environmental benefits by reducing environmental impacts through the eco-innovation projects and use and application of new, commercially viable products, processes and services  are:

  • reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions 

  • savings in water use 

  • Energy saving 

  • hazardous waste generation including radioactive waste 

  • non-hazardous waste generation 

  • use of various raw materials 

The green industry focuses on making a profit while having a negligible (or even a beneficial) impact on the environment. Recognizing the importance of our planet’s dwindling natural resources, the green industry seeks to meet the demands of today without compromising the needs of tomorrow.

From energy-saving light bulbs to insulation made from recycled denim, there are varying degrees of going green. Large factories may install solar panels to reduce energy costs while a local restaurant may deliver by bicycle to reduce emissions. Increasingly, companies are recognizing the potential profitability of going green and are taking steps toward greater sustainability.

In the process of globalization and ITC, consumers are becoming better educated about the dangers of a growing population competing over rapidly depleting natural resources, and many are looking for ways to lessen their impact on our environment. Consumers care more now than ever about green industry and have the resources to find the products that meet their requirements.

Trends in Green movement are not driven by customer interest alone, as sustainable business practices help companies save money over time and companies reporting sustainability efforts have a greater return on assets than companies that do not. It may cost more to install solar panels but monthly savings on energy bills add up fast. Increasingly, businesses are looking to enhance their operating efficiency through sustainability efforts, and opportunities in the sector will continue to abound for years to come.

Governments at the local and national level are supporting environmentally friendly businesses with incentives while pushing industry standards on pollution and emissions ever higher. In this environment of growing public and private support, there is an increased green initiatives and opportunities. Sustainable business practices acknowledge the finite resources available and reduce costs through renewable and reusable inputs. For example: cleaning supplies have been an area of exceptional growth as traditional chemical inputs are increasingly seen as harmful to people, animals and plant-life. Using all-natural and biodegradable products that are often as effective as traditional products, green  companies reduce their environmental impact and attract discerning consumers.

The health and wellness and green movements have both contributed to the organic food production, and restaurants, supermarkets and food-processing industry are responding to consumer demand. 

Another area of growth has been energy cost reduction for both residential and commercial properties. Traditional building structures are often highly energy inefficient and fail to take advantage of renewable energy resources that could reduce dependence of traditional sources of energies and reduce pollution. Energy auditing professionals and solar installation experts, for example, can address such issues and are increasingly in demand as both homeowners and corporate decision-makers seek innovative ways to save money.