It’s time for the board meeting. Or another of the regular get-togethers for the work team. And what invariably goes centre-table? The answer, of course, is a selection of bottled water.
No speaker wants to go dry-mouthed. Every participant needs to be sufficiently hydrated to stay focused, concentrate, and keep their mind on the matters in hand. If you were in any doubt, the Association of UK Dieticians (BDA) reminds us how drinking water keeps a dry mouth, lethargy, poor concentration, and dizziness at bay.
It’s for essential health reasons that you are legally required to make clean drinking water readily available for all of your employees.
So, the bottled water in the centre of the table plays a critical role. That role is made all the more important by the nature of the water you serve and the type of bottle you use.
Few self-respecting offices these days are likely to leave jugs of tap water on the boardroom table – directors, clients, senior executives, and your workforce as a whole may reasonably expect better.
You – and they – want water that is clean and pure, free of the impurities that even British tap water may contain. It must have a great taste and, preferably, can be served still, sparkling or chilled.
The way to get your drinking water that clean is to install a drinking water filtration system. Modern systems can remove up to 99% of all impurities – and leave you with a refreshingly clean and great tasting drink of water.
Filtered water systems such as this connect directly to your mains water supply, so that once the system is installed, you fresh, clean water is going to cost you little more than the current price of tap water – less than 5p litre.
If you are looking for any sense of corporate social responsibility, you will avoid the use of plastic bottles at all costs. Not only are they inelegant to look at, but plastic bottles are also widely acknowledged as the scourge of environmentalists because of the extremely long life before they degrade, together with their lasting and harmful pollution.
Consciousness about sustainability and eco-friendly solutions is now widespread, so you may demonstrate your commitment to just such concerns by doing away with single-use plastic bottles and replacing them with reusable, dishwasher-safe glass bottles.
You can even go a step further in the way you serve your bottled water. Some companies that supply elegantly designed and stylish glass bottles on which you can print your company logo – and a message reiterating your commitment to environmental sustainability.
A special printing process ensures that the logo – together with any message – is indelibly printed on your glass bottles, serving a reminder of your commitment to values of corporate social responsibility.
The next time you are setting up the board room or arranging an office meeting, consider whether the drinking water you are serving is the freshest, purest and tastiest that can be. If not, it may be time to find out more about filtered water and in-house bottling solutions.