Business Administration Nvq 2 Unit 203

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Work in a business environment Unit 203 - Sustainability Unit purpose and aim This unit is about being able to behave, and make contributions to work tasks and procedures, in a business environment, in ways that support diversity, security and confidentiality at work, reduction of waste and improve efficiency. Assessment Criteria 3.1 Explain the purpose of keeping waste to a minimum The purpose of keeping waste to a minumum is so the work place is efficient and clean making it become a more cost-effective and economically sound business. This leads to less paper usage, ink costs and again leading to a more enviromentally friendly organization. 3.2 Describe the main causes of waste that may occur in a business environment The main causes of waste that may occur in a business enviroment are over-printing, printing from online sources in colour, touching printed out pages (hard copies) before waiting for them to dry, spelling mistakes, printing e-mails, using new binders or box files, prinitng hard copies instead of draft documents, over-printing document amounts. 3.3 Describe ways of keeping waste to a minimum Ways to keep waste to a minimum include using both sides of paper and spell checking all documents before printing. Using draft instead of hard copy printing and use e-mails instead of paper memos. Also by using online booking systems instead of paper. To refill printer ink cartridges instead of buying new cartridges. To always wait for printed documents to dry before touching them. Re-using binders and box files instead of new ones. Reusing envelopes for internal mail by using stickers to cover any names ect. Also by using an office 'memo board' instead of sending many individual memos on paper just one is then required. 3.4 Identify ways of using technology to reduce waste Ways of using technology

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