Come Verde: A Mexican paperless company!

Andrea Díaz Navarro
2 min readMay 31, 2021

The dream of becoming paperless is impossible for some companies, but achieved by others! Today, I’m proud to have found an entrepreneurship, founded by Gen-Z, with actions that are actually making an ecological statement.

Come Verde is a Mexican brand whose motto is “Healthy and real… that simple!” Their products include puffed corn, amaranth wafers, vegetable chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and others.

All the products are free of preservatives and any artificial ingredients, keeping their main focus: Creating choices that are good for our health and the planet.

Figure 1. Come Verde products

How to reduce paper waste?

Last week, they announced via TikTok that they’ve reached their objective of becoming a paperless company. Most of the paper was consumed in their operation including the inventory and delivery services. Come Verde’s solution was to personally develop a system that covered all their necessities so they could migrate to the digital world.

Industry research firm Gartner, Inc., estimates that as much as 3% of a company’s revenue is spent on paper, printing, filing, storing and maintaining files of information. Furthermore, the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year. It is also concluded that 50% of the waste of businesses is composed of paper.

I can tell that stepping into the software development was challenging, but concentrating their efforts during a determined amount of time, definitely brought outstanding long term outcomes.

I love to see that new enterprises are willing to disrupt the current practices from traditional companies. However, we can’t forget that it’s definitely harder to manage change in a big company than starting with the right foot in a smaller one.

Optimization is a strong trend nowadays, and opting to go on with this type of initiatives can be the kick-off to stimulate savings that contribute to improve the company economics. Give it a try and become a paperless company!