Businesses have a negative impact on our planet by default. Offices, commutes, and power consumption, all create a carbon footprint. We want to reduce this negative impact on the planet.
In March 2020, we hired a Captain Planet, a role that takes the lead in minimizing our impact. In 2020, we focused primarily on understanding our carbon footprint and thinking of ways we could reduce it. In 2021, our focus was on insight and having conversations about carbon reduction. We already have compensated everything from 2021 and 2022 is the year we will fully offset our past emissions. We will become carbon positive!
We invested in a lot of projects which all have a positive impact on carbon reduction in the air, but we are looking broader than just carbon. These projects also focus on other sustainable goals of the united nation, because they are all connected.
Projects like stimulating green energy by buying Guarantees of Origin (GOO) certificates. Planting trees in the Netherlands, Costa Rics and Bolivia, stimulating biodiversity in Burkina Fase and planting a foodforest in the Netherlands and Madagaskar.
Improving cookstoves for Guinea and giving clear water access in Laos and Rwanda.
But also internally we have projects like actively talking about changing our personal habits with climate conversations, our company buying habits by trying to buy only social and sustainable products.
Our carbon footprint related to our certification consists of:
Our main goal is to reduce our footprint and compensate for what remains. In order to continuously improve this process, we are Level 3 CO2 performance ladder certified by KIWA.
|Housing (gas and electricity)||119,0||136,4||145,6|
|– Missed data related to housing||82,3||–||–|
|Servers and cloud||80,1||78,7||88,1|
|– Green certificates||0||-185||-189|
Every year, we report about the progress we’re making when it comes to reducing our CO2 footprint.
Our most important CO2 reduction initiatives include: