Our Carbon Reduction Strategy
We recognise the role that technology and IT play in climate change and through our dedication to energy efficiency, waste reduction and responsible supply chain management, we are committed to leaving a positive impact on the planet for future generations.
Here are just a few ways we reduce our carbon footprint:
We currently use 100% renewable energy throughout our office, alongside smart and low-carbon technology.
Our 'remote first' policy means that we only visit client sites when absolutley necessary; reducing our travel emissions.
We schedule and combine deliveries as much as possible, to limit avoidable journeys and pollution.
We ask suppliers about their green credentials before engagement, with preference given to those with a green strategy.
At the end of every year, we thoroughly analyse our carbon emissions including electricity and gas use, staff commutes, business travel, SaaS services and waste output. We then update and review our carbon reduction strategy and offset at least 100% of our emissions.
Our carbon emissions are regularly measured and reported by working with Seedling
Carbon Offset Projects
We recognise that planting trees won’t impact carbon reduction for years from when they’re planted. Hence, we invest in carbon reduction and offset projects including solar, hydro and carbon capture.
These projects are all audited and monitored to ensure that they really do result in carbon reduction.
In 2022/2023 we reduced our carbon footprint by 32% from 2.11 tonnes per month to 1.43 tonnes per month, and we have offset 111% of this. We have signed the SME Climate Commitment as part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign and are proud to be seeking continuous improvement in our green credentials.
Where it’s not possible to reduce our footprint faster, particularly in non-avoidable and Scope 3 emissions, we invest in high-quality, verified United Nations CDM-certified Gold Standard carbon reduction and offset projects including solar, hydro and carbon capture. These projects are all audited and monitored to ensure that they really do result in carbon reduction.
To cut down our office emissions we’ve upgraded all lights to efficient LED lighting with sensors, saving over 60% electricity consumption on lights alone. We’ve installed a smart heating system that has reduced our gas use by 25% and our shower and toilets are all fitted with water-saving devices.
Recycling & Waste Reduction
We’re pleased to say that over two-thirds of our office waste is recycled.
We have partnered with Green Machine Computers to reduce any waste IT equipment and save it from going to landfill. All of the equipment we donate is refurbished and reused, with the majority of salvaged equipment passed onto local schools and charities.
In 2022, we recycled 898 machines, saving a total of 50,550kg of CO2 emissions – the equivalent of driving an average petrol car 125,478 miles.
Any waste IT equipment that cannot be used is recycled safely in accordance to WEEE waste regulations.
Local Litter Picking
We take great pride in being part of the vibrant community in Bradford on Avon and getting involved in tackling local environmental problems, such as littering. Our team enjoy getting out and about in town and our local public areas to keep them tidy and litter-free.
Our Ecologi Forest
Ecologi allows us to invest in environmental projects around the world, including replanting and managing mangrove forests, reforesting areas previously affected by logging and most importantly, supporting local communities by involving them in creating and managing new plantations.
It’s important to us that any reforestation is sustainable and creates a real impact, so the accountability of Ecologi’s projects is key.
To date, we have funded the planting of over 3,000 trees.
You can read about the specific projects we’ve helped by visiting our Ecologi dashboard.
Evidence, Compliance and Reporting
We know that for many of our customers, Systemagic sits in their Scope 3 supply chain emissions. Our annual reporting is conducted in full compliance with the GHG Protocol in accordance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard and we are able to provide full emissions reporting when requested.
All our offsets meet the United Nations Gold Standard.
SDG Goals Supported: