Conferencing manufacturer Konftel has been awarded the status of Climate Neutral Certified, a new sustainability standard founded by non-profit organisation Climate Neutral.
Konftel achieved certification by measuring its 2019 greenhouse gas emissions footprint and implementing plans to reduce emissions this year and beyond.
“It was inspiring to be in the first group of Climate Neutral Certified companies but we are not resting on our laurels,” said Jeff May UK sales director, Konftel. “We know that our remote collaboration products help businesses around the world to reduce their travel and emissions, and we’ve recognised it was time for us to contribute to the climate in a broader and deeper way. The Climate Neutral logo means our customers starts with zero in carbon footprint when choosing our products which are designed to substitute business travel which helps to improve the overall global climate.
“Every company displaying the Climate Neutral Certified label has taken the same steps to address climate pollution. The process involves first estimating all of the carbon emissions from making and delivering a company’s products or services.”
Konftel calculated its 2019 carbon footprint to be 6,313 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. To achieve certification, organisations must then follow a set of standards for buying verified carbon credits to offset their entire footprint. Carbon credits support a range of projects including forest conservation, renewable energy, and direct destruction of climate-changing gases.
“Climate Neutral Certified companies show the world that immediate action on climate change is possible and essential,” added Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral. “We certified our first group of companies this April and believe this is the beginning of a powerful movement among consumers and companies. Even at this difficult time, our newly certified brands are leading the way by recognising that climate change must be solved. They believe that all companies should take immediate voluntary action to zero out their entire carbon footprint, and are engaging their consumers around this important issue like never before.”
All Climate Neutral Certified companies commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions. Konftel has pledged to reduce the use of plastic bags for cables by 10 per cent this year and bring down emissions from business air travel by 15 per cent.