The environmental cost of paper contracts on Valentine’s Day

Infographic: The environmental cost of paper contracts on Valentine’s Day

Flowers, especially roses, have always been a symbol of love, new beginnings, hope and are the ideal gift for Valentine’s Day. With this infographic we hope to let readers get an understanding of where these flowers come from, how many paper contracts get signed in the process, and most importantly, what the environmental effects are of the said paperwork. 

Signority Valentines Day and paper contracts Infographic 2017

The explosion of technology and rapid increase in online spending, are proving that a complete digital future is inevitable. Yet, the flower industry still seems to be using dated paper contracts, directly resulting in hundreds of trees lost in the process and other negative environmental effects, for no reason. We decided to go with a high-level visual representation and focused on calculating the wastage of paper in only one major step of the big supply chain that makes Valentine’s Day happen, since we believe it covers some of the more critical data that impacts all of us — be it a consumer or business owner. We hope to help businesses rethink their paper contract processes and help avoid wastage by going digital.

We’d love to know what you think, tweet us your thoughts and reactions @Signority.

On Valentine's 750M+ stems to be sold = 400+ trees killed in paper contracts

If you are in an organization with cross-border business operations, we invite you to read our guide to International Contracts.

Bonus: Businesses ready to go paperless are invited to read our post that outlines 5 ways to achieve a paperless office today.


Also published on Medium.

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