Politics and Business

On The Grid: How Do Large Companies Control Their Impact?

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People have become very conscious when it comes to the damage large businesses can do, nowadays. Very few will like the idea of having the organizations on their doorsteps, thanks to the issues they can cause, and this is a challenge for the big players to overcome. Despite bringing jobs and prosperity to the places they call home, big companies often find themselves having to fight protestors to be able to break ground on their projects. Instead of fighting fire with fire, it’s becoming far more common to see big businesses planning for this sort of push back, designing their property and practices to ensure that they have as little impact on the local area as possible.


The average home doesn’t use a huge amount of power, with little more than a few lights, a TV, and some appliances being powered at any given time. Businesses, though, often have to use huge amounts of power, and this can put a lot of strain on the local power supply. Load management software is used to determine when power will be the cheapest and most available, ensuring that a company doesn’t overload the grid, forcing the community to deal with power cuts and other issues. Of course, the company will still use the power they need, but they will do it at a time when it won’t impact other people.


Like their ability to consume power, many businesses also have the potential to cause a lot of pollution in the cities and towns they call home. People don’t like the idea of having chemicals in the air, water, or the ground, and this is something which companies have to work extremely hard to combat. Planting trees, joining in with community clean up efforts, and working to reduce their carbon footprint using other methods are the best ways to combat pollution, and a lot of major organizations go down this sort of route. It is impossible for businesses like this to avoid pollution altogether, but they can still work to offset it without too much difficulty.

Traffic & Congestion

When a large business moves into a relatively quiet area, it will often become a focal point on the local maps. A large portion of the area’s population will be going to work in this place, and this means that there will be a lot of cars traveling to it each day, causing congestion and making the roads far busier than they used to be. Free coach services can help with this, and some companies even go as far as improving their local roads to ensure that they can take the strain. A lot of areas have felt these issues in the past, and this makes it a priority for businesses when they are moving somewhere new.

With all of this in mind, you should have a good idea of the work which can go into keeping a businesses from impacting its local area. Most major businesses have to go through this process at some point in their lives, and the way they handle their local area is crucial to their future success.


Marc Wilson is the Guest Lifestyle Editor of Social Life Magazine, a 2013 Big Apple Award nominee and the Founder and Creative Director of MWD Lifestyles (formerly Marc Wilson Design) and Weddings by MWD Lifestyles. Marc’s company is a full scale wedding, event design, production and planning company with destination partnerships and capabilities and has grown to be the name in the decor and events, weddings and destination industry it is today. Marc’s fifteen years within the events industry has resulted in national and international recognition and, to date, MWD Lifestyles has worked with Rolex, Hugo Boss, Martha Stewart Weddings and MGM Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Marc’s work has been published in Grace Ormond Wedding Style, Design Bureau, New York Weddings, Manhattan, Essence, Weddings by Design, The Knot, Brides and Town&Country. Instagram@mwdlifestyles

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