Digital technology specialists, boxxe’s mission is to give every person, wherever they are in the world, confidence to use technology to drive efficiency and effectiveness in their work.
An aspiring B Corp, boxxe uses the B Corp Assessment tool to help them deliver on their sustainability aims: investing in and protecting the environment, creating habitable workspaces and guaranteeing that the digital transformation they deliver is sustainable.
Capturing meaningful data to mitigate environmental impacts
boxxe’s key environmental goal is to achieve Net Zero by 2030. As a first step in achieving this, it was critical for boxxe to first calculate its current emissions.
boxxe had made progress in understanding their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon footprint – their direct and indirect emissions associated with energy consumption – but also they wanted to understand their Scope 3 impact from emission sources outside of their direct control. This in turn would require intelligence and data collection from their supply chain.
boxxe were still learning and estimating their emissions, but they lacked the quality of data needed for a more granular understanding and to meet the tight deadlines for publishing their Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) table in their Annual Report.
Streamlining data capture for a quicker, smoother reporting process
Seismic supported boxxe in understanding what data to collect, who to contact, and how to present it in the correct way.
boxxe use the B Corp Assessment tool to track their overall improvement year on year.
“The next challenge was making the necessary calculations, using the different conversion factors. This is where Seismic really helped us to achieve what we were doing.“
Using quality data to monitor and manage emissions in the race to Net Zero
For example, boxxe now reports market-based emissions, alongside location-based emission calculations. They also record data around energy consumption, as well as water usage and waste disposal.
Seismic’s support facilitated an efficient review of carbon data, gave confidence to the outputs and enabled boxxe to report significant carbon reductions across their business.
boxxe have now been able to plan strategic actions to manage their annual emissions. For example, they worked with their IT and professional services teams to put the air conditioners for their server rooms under less pressure and use them much more efficiently. They have also installed low water toilets and taps, and use automatic lights.
increase in renewable electricity coverage (vs 2020)
reduction in Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions per employee
absolute reduction (vs 2020)
of B Corp Assessment answers reviewed, as a sample, 2.5 points added
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