Cybercom's greatest potential lies in developing offerings that can contribute to sustainable development, but of course we also work actively to reduce our own environmental impact.
Air travel accounts for the largest portion of Cybercom's carbon dioxide emissions, and we have therefore had a target to reduce emissions from air travel by at least five percent per sales krona between 2011 and 2015.
We are pleased and proud to announce that we achieved our target, after reducing our emissions from air travel by 56% since 2011, mainly through fewer long-haul flights. One reason that we have managed to reduce travel is that we invested in an IT-based communication tool with the aim of replacing non-essential physical meetings with videoconferencing. This has produced good results, and in 2015 more than 57,792 videoconferences were held.
Some other examples of measures taken to reduce our environmental impact are:
- Old IT equipment is sold for reuse or recycling.
- Printers are set to duplex printing, andemployees are encouraged to work digitally.
- Waste is sorted at source in our offices.
We buy renewable electricity in all countries except Poland.
In addition to Cybercom's quality assurance and ISO 9001 certification, we are also working on ISO 14001 environmental certification.
The focus at the certified offices is to train personnel through a web-based course from Eco Educate. An environmental survey is conducted every year, and forms the basis of the company's environmental efforts. In conjunction with the survey we conduct a test called the Climate Account. The Climate Account is intended to raise people's awareness of their own individual climate impact in their daily lives, and how they can reduce it.