Konftel has successfully achieved Climate Neutral Certified status. It means customers choosing Konftel conference products will start at zero in carbon footprint when substituting business travel with online meetings.
Climate Neutral Certified is a new trusted standard founded by the non-profit organisation Climate Neutral. Konftel received the certificate by measuring its 2019 greenhouse gas emissions footprint, purchasing carbon credits to offset that footprint, and implementing plans to reduce emissions this year and beyond.
Taking these direct actions against climate change qualifies Konftel to display the Climate Neutral Certified label in its branding and marketing for the next year before re-certifying.
Stefan Eriksson, Marketing Manager of Konftel said, “it’s inspiring to be in the first group of Climate Neutral Certified companies. We know that our remote collaboration products help businesses around the world to reduce their travel and emissions, but now it’s 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. Already the first distance meeting that substitutes business travel, helps to improve the 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.
Companies must then follow a set of standards for buying verified carbon credits to offset their entire footprint. Carbon credits direct investment into reducing and capturing carbon dioxide and can support a range of projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and direct destruction of climate-changing gases.
Peter Renkel, CEO of Konftel said, “we want to be part of the Green Recovery, rebooting the economy for a sustainable and climate-neutral future. This is a great initiative from Climate Neutral, to create a certification program and provide support to companies like us that are open to taking on the challenge.”
All Climate Neutral Certified companies also commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions. This year, Konftel will reduce the use of plastic bags for cables by 10 per cent and bring down emissions from business air travel by 15 per cent.
Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral added, “climate Neutral Certified companies show the world that immediate action on climate change is possible and essential. We’ve 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 recognizing 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.”