Tecala has announced that it has achieved the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Organizations and is now certified as carbon neutral for its Australian business operations.
The accreditation also now enables Tecala to gain membership in the Climate Active Network (CAN) – a network made up of organizations and businesses leading voluntary action on climate change. Climate Active is an on-going partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action. It enables organizations to meet standards of carbon neutrality, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a low-carbon economy.
“Tecala has chosen to partner with Climate Active because its carbon neutral certification is one of the most rigorous in the world,” said Pieter DeGunst, Managing Director, Tecala. “By being Climate Active Certified, we give our customers and partners the assurance that our IT services are carbon neutral and the certainty that partnering with Tecala enables them to achieve their own sustainability objectives.
“This is essential in the IT industry as many tech companies have complex, global supply chains and direct connections to service, support and manufacturing industries that make our products and services possible. It enables us to create partnerships with other Australian Climate Active Certified organizations to ensure the on-going carbon neutrality of our operations.”
In order to become carbon neutral, businesses and organizations calculate the greenhouse gas emissions generated by their activities and then reduce these emissions by investing in new technologies or making operational changes. If any emissions remain, these can be ‘cancelled out’ by purchasing carbon offsets, which are generated from activities that prevent, reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions.
“Here at Tecala, in order to achieve our Climate Active Carbon Neutral Certification, we’ve put in place some important policies and initiatives to reduce our carbon emissions in 2022,” added DeGunst.
“First, we utilized green energy to power all our office locations and we moved our offices to environmentally conscious corporate spaces that utilize highly efficient green energy, lighting and waste management practises. We also ensure that the use of natural light is optimized throughout our offices.
“In addition, as our data centers and network infrastructure are essential to our business, we now aim to host our servers at certified IT hosting locations – which are carbon neutral and powered by highly energy efficient systems and processes.
“We’ve also promoted a flexible, hybrid modern workplace where our people are empowered to work from home. This is supplemented across the organization through Microsoft Teams for appropriate communication and collaboration between Tecala team members and our clients.”Click below to share this article