Climate change is real and refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. These shifts may be natural, such as through variations in the solar cycle. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas.
Science tells us that the next decade is critical to addressing the climate crisis. According to the UN emission gap report, global emissions need to halve by as soon as 2030, and in addition, emissions need to be offset by as much as are emitted to go down to zero (also called “net-zero”) by 2050. We know that global emissions need to fall by 7.6% a year for the next decade to meet the 1.5°C Paris target.
In order to move to a carbon neutral/ net zero world, there needs to be an energy transition in which
low carbon and renewable energy sources overtake carbon intensive ones. Until then, we have to rely on numerous measures (some more impactful than others) including carbon offsetting.
Solely relying on carbon offsets should never be a strategy. That’s why we are focusing on how we can minimize our emissions by being more efficient and using renewable energy directly from the source (solar and wind). Only after we’ve exhausted those options will we explore using offsets.
Climate Change mitigation supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals #7 – Affordable and
Clean Energy and #13 – Climate Action.
What we are doing.
- Recyclable packaging.
Recycling and responsible waste management can drastically help. The ways by which we manage our waste have major effects on climate change.
- Choose sustainable suppliers.
Making smarter purchasing decisions and working with sustainable suppliers ensures sustainability remains a priority throughout the entire supply chain.
- Minimize business travel.
Business travel is one of the top human-related emission generators for businesses. We understand the negative environmental impacts that business travel creates, and that is why we chose the video conferencing technology which has made it easier than ever to connect customers and co-workers across the globe.
- Increase awareness of climate change among employees.
Educating employees about the impact their actions have on the environment.
- Cutting energy consumption.
We are making sure our appliances are energy efficient. We planned installation of LED lights in the offices and warehouse. Unplugging appliances when not in use. Encouraging staff to turn off monitors and computers at the plug when they leave and avoid standby. Optimise the brightness of monitors. Activate power saving settings on computers and laptops for all staff.
By end of 2024 our offices and warehouse will have LED lights installed.
By end of 2026 installation of PV panels and energy storage.
By end of 2024 using only Integrated Logistics.