A Journey to Net Zero: Connect Earth Publishes Its Sustainability Strategy

Jun 21, 2023 | News

At Connect Earth, we are committed to sustainability and taking action against climate change. We believe in aligning our internal processes and carbon emissions with the goals of our customers, partners, and stakeholders. It is not only our aim to inspire climate-conscious behaviour, but also to actively participate in it. For this reason, we created Connect Earth’s Net Zero plan to keep ourselves accountable.

Despite being a young company, the urgent reality of the climate crisis has fuelled our drive to establish a robust sustainability foundation right from the start. By setting an early baseline year in our journey, we are able to chart a course for the future; and because of this, we are proud to announce our commitment to achieving Net Zero operations. 

“With Connect Earth’s first Net Zero plan, we have established a foundation for our future plans and operations. Acknowledging the challenges of setting ambitious targets so early, we identified collaboration, innovation, and inclusion as the guiding principles for our success.”- Loris Moretto, Sustainability and Stakeholder Manager

Our sustainability strategy

We have created a holistic sustainability strategy; encompassing social, biodiversity, and governance goals. Through this approach we hope to make a lasting impact throughout the organisation for our partners, and our environment.

The six policies within our strategy allow us to tackle our carbon hotspots and keep constant focus on our three core goals; our customers, our community and nature and biodiversity. Our sustainability pillars include:

  • Focus on customers
  • Focus on community
  • Focus on nature and biodiversity
  • Focus on operations: emissions from purchased goods and services
  • Focus on employees: commuting and other employee-related emissions
  • Focus on business travel: responsible travelling

A step in the right direction

We are dedicated to assuming accountability for the impact of our business and minimising our footprint on the planet. The first step to achieving this, is to understand our current impact. Using our own solution, Connect Report, we were able to analyse our carbon footprint and identify employees, operations and business travel as our main hotspots. To address this we have implemented target policies that you can read in full within our Net Zero Plan

However, our commitment to positive change goes beyond achieving Net Zero and we see these policies as a starting block for our wider sustainability strategy. 

Our emission reduction commitments are at the heart of our plan, bringing focus to our overarching strategy; even though some companies disclose targets for only Scope 1 and 2, we applied our Net Zero strategy to all Scopes. This means we plan a 30% reduction, across scopes, by year 5 (2027) as well as a 50% reduction, across scopes, in 2030.

‘We are determined to take accountability for our impact on the Planet and we recognise that making these commitments is only the beginning of our Net Zero journey. We hope to inspire change and make sure Connect Earth, as well as our stakeholders, are collaboratively participating in meaningful climate action.’ – Alex Lempka, CEO and Co-Founder

Our sustainability strategy and Net Zero Plan are the starting point of our sustainability journey and we look forward to achieving our 2026 and 2050 goals with determination and excitement – hoping to inspire others and emphasise the importance of proactive plans against climate change.

Read Connect Earth’s Net Zero Plan today. 


About Connect Earth:

Founded in 2021, Connect Earth is a London-based environmental data company that democratises easy access to sustainability data. With its carbon tracking API technology, ConnFounded in 2021, Connect Earth is a London-based environmental data company that democratises easy access to sustainability data. With its carbon tracking API technology, Connect Earth is on a mission to empower consumers and SMEs to make sustainable choices and bridge the gap between intent, knowledge and action. Connect Earth supports financial institutions in offering their customers transparent insight into the climate impact of their spending.

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