We’ve reached carbon neutrality

We’re joining the global movement to fight climate change and have become climate neutral. Read more below to see how we’ve achieved our goal of carbon neutrality.

We’ve reached carbon neutrality

We’re joining the global movement to fight climate change and have become climate neutral. Read more below to see how we’ve achieved our goal of carbon neutrality.

Climate neutrality in three steps

Calculate

Calculating our impact takes hours of research, surveys, and data analysis.

Our partners at South Pole, one of the first advisory firms engaged in carbon calculations, helped us do the math.

Offset

Carbon credits have the power to make an exponentially positive impact.

Patch, an API-first platform for carbon neutralization, helped us divide our portfolio among important projects.

 

Reduce

We make improvements based on the three P’s of planet, people and performance.

We created our carbon reduction strategy with the support of global advisors. 

1. Calculate

Total emissions

We emit a total of 615 tons per year.

That’s the same amount as 60 Berliners emit in a year, or what 33 gray whales can absorb in their lifetime.

Type of emissions

Almost 95% of our emissions are indirect Scope 3 emissions. This means that our emissions aren’t produced by facilities or vehicles, but rather by digital, energy-consuming activity.

Did you know that digital technology currently contributes to 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions? That’s twice as much as the entire aviation industry.

Where are we emitting?

50%: end users interacting with our technology

33%: purchased goods such as IT equipment, data activity and cloud space

15%: office buildings, employee commutes and remote work

2. Offset

In addition to offsetting all 615 tons of emissions we produced last year, we’re investing in variety of carbon removal projects.

TIST Uganda

TIST Uganda is a community-led reforestation program.

In 2020, TIST turned 20 years old and reached a 20 million tree milestone. Today, 110,000+ TIST farmers have nurtured the growth of 21.5 million trees! 

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Safe Community Water Supply

Safe Community Water Supply repairs and restores water boreholes to provide clean drinking water to Rwandan communities.

50 million liters of clean water are supplied by the project annually. 68,000 people have benefited from the water supply, which mitigates 140,000 tons of CO₂ per year.

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Kariba Forest Protection

Kariba Forest Protection is a community-led conservation farming project protecting forests and wildlife in Zimbabwe. 

Connecting four national parks and eight safari reserves, the project forms a giant biodiversity corridor.

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Running Tide

Additionally, 11 tonnes were invested into the frontier carbon removal project by the aquaculture company Running Tide.

Running Tide grows kelp to sequester carbon and sink it deep into the ocean. It’s estimated that kelp sunk 1,000 meters deep will store CO₂ for at least 1,000 years.

Kelp forests can store up to 20 times more carbon per acre than land forests, and they grow at a rate that’s many times faster. 

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3. Reduce

As a digital-first company, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint everywhere we can. We support our team so they can thrive professionally and help the communities around us, and we treat all our stakeholders – investors, clients, employees, and users – fairly and equally. 

Planet

  • We have a remote-first company model 
  • We offer mobility allowances to increase the use of sustainable alternatives
  • We encourage the active traveling of our employees 
  • Our offices switched to 100% renewable energy
  • We have cloud-based data storage and operations 
  • We recycle and reuse our IT equipment
  • We assess our suppliers

People

  • We donate paid work time to support local NGOs with their tech needs
  • We share our know-how with the local tech community
  • We complete a biannual “Great Place to Work” assessment  
  • We offer mental health and meditation courses 
  • Our employees all receive education budgets

Performance

  • We take consumer privacy seriously
  • We care about data security 
  • We have complete tax and administrative transparency
  • We support changes to mobility regulations

Want to know more about our sustainability strategy? We’re happy to tell you what we’re working on.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to indre@trafi.com.