Prevent, Reduce or Reversethe 06/08/20
Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in Business Operation
The idea of business models believing that generating greater revenue and offering quality products or services remains the key to the success of the business, is gradually and luckily being phased out.
In recent years, the awareness and concern about the future of our planet have increased drastically, with many consumers opting to go to greener companies and businesses. This adds pressure on more corporations and businesses to step-up and consider innovative solutions to improve the environmental impacts of their business operations. The transition towards more sustainable strategies requires better management, creative use of economic resources, and obviously, managing better budgets.
CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility – is a contribution made by companies which involve giving something back to societies, in the form of help and support, be it a financial or an act of charity and support. Due to the aforementioned awareness, many companies are nowadays opting to contribute towards society, by identifying themselves with a socially and environmentally aware business. This not only invests and preserves in the future of our planet but it also boosts their brand and reputation.
Building such a reputation takes more than press launches, a couple of photos, and a publication promoting your initiative. Reputations are built on consistencies, trust, and reliability. And the only way to obtain such a reputation is by transforming the core of the business into a sustainable one. Reaching a state where sustainability is not an action to take today, but an action you felt the urge to do yesterday without considering other non-sustainable manners to execute it.
The switch from a non-sustainable to a fully (or partially) sustainable and energy-efficient company will take time, money, and commitment, but all are rewarding once the company benefits not only from a 5-star rated reputation but also from lower energy bills!
At Oney Insurance, a subsidiary of Oney Group, we have taken this commitment to become a fully-fledged sustainable business operation by putting our environmental impact at the heart of our day to day business and the starting point to all future projects and business operations.
As part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Oney Insurance CSR Committee organised a Blood Donation Initiative for its employees. Oney Insurance strives to encourage employees to donate blood fully conscious about the lifesaving power that blood donations have for people who need transfusions. A number of donors that participated in this initiative donate … Continue reading “Oney Insurance organises Blood Donation Initiative”
During the World Food Day, the CSR Community embarked on a mission to collect as much food items as possible for Foodbank Lifeline Foundation, managing to collect more than 300kg of varied food items from employees, family, and friends. Such donations will allow Foodbank to keep up with their ambition of not having a single child or adult to ever experience … Continue reading “Oney Insurance collect more than 300kg of food in aid of the Foodbank Lifeline Foundation”
Fun times at Oney! This month, 22 employees tested their skills against self-proclaimed table soccer champions and battled to take the title of Oney Table Soccer Champions! To keep up a high level of concentration, and to remain calm under pressure was quite a challenge…booing, clapping, shouting and proper refereeing too. It did not matter … Continue reading “Table soccer aims to be taken seriously at Oney Insurance”
The first National Woman’s Day was celebrated on February 28, 1909, by the Socialist Party of America. A year later, Clara Zetkin a German fighter for women’s rights, proposed the idea of an International Women’s Day. On the third consecutive year, March 19, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was held; more than one million … Continue reading “WOMEN’S DAY – beyond flowers & gifts”
During the transition from teleworking to going back to the office, Oney’s Social Club ended another busy week, with a Wine-Tasting event earlier this month. Before the event, employees were delivered four bottles of wine, complemented with some traditional Maltese nibbles at their home. During the online sampling session, a wine expert spoke about wine-related … Continue reading “Turning COVID-related habits, into education!”
Oney Insurance, a subsidiary of Oney Group, has been officially certified by Origo with a 100% electricity consumption produced from renewable energy. Since 1 January 2021, Oney has been working with Origo, a French pioneering-company and a recognised agent authorised to negotiate, purchase and provide guarantees of origin on the European energy market on behalf … Continue reading “Renewable Energy; a pragmatic way forward!”