We want to ensure we are creating a sustainable business practice in every sense of the word.
As far as environmental sustainability these are our main initiatives:
- We went paperless in 2018 saving over 20,000 pages of paper per year.
- We stopped using emails as alerts in 2019. This may not seem like much but a typical year of incoming mail for a business user – including sending, filtering, and reading – creates a carbon footprint of around 135kg. Around 62 trillion spam messages are sent every year, requiring the use of 33bn kilowatt-hours (KWh) of electricity and causing around 20 million tonnes of CO2e per year.
- We went fully virtual in 2020 cutting back on commutes and CO2e arising from these commutes.
- We updated our policies around Management of the Used and End-of-Life Mobile Devices to prevent them from being discarded and ensuring that we maximize their recyclability.
We review our environmental policy and practices on a yearly basis.