This page provides transparency on our key focus areas, current initiatives, goals and performance metrics as we advance our citizenship and align operations with urgent global challenges. We approach sustainability as a continuous improvement process, not an end state. There is always more we can do. Through regular review and updating of the targets, policies and measurement strategies outlined here, we hold ourselves accountable to walking the talk, continuously strengthening our commitment to embed purpose beyond profits.
Our organisation is dedicated to environmental stewardship and social responsibility. We are committed to incorporating sustainability principles into all areas of our business including our company operations, product development practices, partnerships, and company culture.
We will strive to minimise our environmental footprint by conserving resources, reducing waste, and offsetting unavoidable emissions from our operations. We will also consider the full lifecycle impacts of our products and services – from design to end-of-life – in order to provide offerings that help solve sustainability challenges rather than deepen them.
Furthermore, we will align our projects and partnerships with the UN Sustainable Development Goals most relevant to our capabilities. This includes setting targets and tracking performance data related to responsible production and consumption (SDG 12), climate change mitigation (SDG 13), and other key goals.
We will forge collaborative relationships with our employees, supply chain partners, industry peers, nonprofits and other stakeholders to scale positive impact. We aim to set an example of ethical, people-centric business focused on creating value for society, shareholders and the environment alike.
As a member of 1% For The Planet, we have committed to donating 1% of our annual revenues to approved environmental nonprofits and through connections made via the Green Future Project. This supports innovative sustainability initiatives and reflects our aim to leverage profit for purpose.
2024 Sustainability Goals
Q1 2024 Sustainability Progress
By starting to quantify our impacts and activate change from within, we are on the path towards embedding substantive sustainability progress as we deliver our products and services. We recognise this is a long-term, evolving commitment that will require focus and transparency around targets and performance.
Environmental Management System
We are in the process of developing a comprehensive environmental management system (EMS) aligned with the ISO 14001 standard to provide a framework and formalise our sustainability processes. The EMS will cover:
Sustainable Procurement Policy
Our procurement policy mandates environmental and social factors be considered including:
Responsible Travel Policy
Our employee travel policy encourages:
The EMS development along with implementation of supporting responsible procurement, travel and other sustainability polices will be a key focus over 2023/2024. This will formalise our processes and provide a systematic framework for driving environmental performance improvements.
Green Software Development
We develop our software solutions sustainably following Green Software standards and principles to minimise negative environmental impacts of our code. This includes:
Through applying green software best practices, we aim to create digital solutions that are inherently environmentally friendly across their full life cycle.
100% Renewable Cloud Hosting
We utilise cloud hosting services powered entirely by renewable energy to minimise the carbon emissions associated with running our software products. By opting for 100% renewable energy-backed servers, we help drive demand for further capacity additions that accelerate the global low-carbon transition of IT infrastructure.
Overall, ingraining sustainability into how we develop and deliver software is integral for providing responsible digital products able to assist society meet their own sustainable transformation commitments.
As next steps we are putting in place processes to provide clients enhanced reporting including product carbon footprints and quantification of associated emissions avoided through application of our solutions.