Global emissions must fall by 7.6% every year from now until 2030 to stay within the 1.5°C ceiling on temperature rises that science says is necessary to avoid disastrous consequences. One of Data Respons’ core values is to take responsibility, and we acknowledge that slowing down climate change is one of the greatest challenges we need to take on in our time.
That’s why we are publicly committed to become carbon neutral by 2025. For our operation it means cutting 9 303 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Taking responsibility for our own direct emissions
Firstly, all our companies are taking concrete steps to reduce their direct carbon footprint. We have updated our travel policy to reduce unnecessary travel. We are switching to renewable energy sources. We are reducing commuting to office locations. We are working on carbon budgets for our subsidiaries. We are working with our clients to choose more sustainable products and processes. And we are using our purchasing power to make a difference in our value chain.
Meeting future demands head on. Now.
We are convinced that new regulation will sooner or later force every company to rethink how they are working to reduce emissions in their value chain. We want to be among the leading companies that tackle this unavoidable challenge, rather than being among the laggards.
We are equally convinced that it’s good for business to be among the first movers and that the same goes for our suppliers. If we start reducing our emissions now, we will both be more competitive in the years to come.
Implications for our suppliers
As a Data Respons supplier, we invite you to join us on this journey. While it is not possible to make a detailed plan until 2025, together we can start finding better solutions for the next 3-4 years. We believe that this will drive innovation, enable us to learn from each other, find new business opportunities and in the end having a more environmentally friendly partnership.
In very practical terms this means that
- As of 2020, Data Respons has added carbon emissions into our supplier selection criteria
- By 2023 we want to see positive changes in our partnership when it comes to emissions, including your own suppliers
- By 2025 all Data Respons suppliers shall have exhausted all means available to them with regards to substantially reducing the emissions connected to our partnership
This is an integrated part of our business going forward. We are already making progress on several emission factors, but we are dependent on solution-oriented partners throughout our supply chain. We look forward to discussing this further in our upcoming meetings.
Read more about how we are becoming more sustainable company at https://datarespons.com/esg/.