Investing in clean air for business success
As a business owner, you may think that investing in clean air is just an added expense. But if you’ve read up about air pollution and how it affects you, you’ll know how important clean air is for peoples’ wellbeing, productivity, performance, and peace of mind. This article explores the reasons why you should consider clean air in your business and why it’s worth investing in.
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Clean air provides a positive ROI
Let’s get straight to the point. Many businesses are hesitant to invest in air purification services due to perceived cost, but, in fact, clean air is proven to have a positive ROI (Return On Investment). A study conducted by Harvard professors demonstrated that for every dollar spent on improving air quality, businesses can see a return of $6-$14 in higher productivity, reduced absenteeism, and decreased healthcare costs. Clean air can also lead to a reduction in errors and accidents, which can save businesses from expensive insurance claims.
The “other” ROI: avoid the Risks of Inaction
We’ve just seen that investing in clean air does have a positive ROI. But there’s more.
There’s another ROI you should quantify: the Risk of Inaction.
How much would it cost to your company NOT investing in clean air?
Let’s start with some stats
Now, the more intuitive part, as we’ve probably all experienced it. In an average-sized meeting room without adequate ventilation, three people can cause CO2 to reach a level that affects their cognitive function in just 45 minutes.
So you might already be experiencing some cognitive losses that lead to economic losses in your company.
We often see the competitive landscape as a chess match. Just sticking to the subject of chess, a new study by researchers at MIT found that even a modest increase in air pollution resulted in a 2.1% increase in the probability that players made mistakes and a 10.8% increase in the magnitude of the mistakes made.
Let’s now consider some facts
If your people get sick, your operations will stop
Your employees could be currently working with decreased productivity