Policy and management
Environmental aspects are included in Cybercom’s Code of Conduct. Our commitment consists of minimising Cybercom’s negative environmental impact, applying the precautionary principle and actively contributing to reducing negative environmental impact through technological progress.
As a complement to the Code of Conduct, Cybercom has an environmental policy oriented towards sustainable business.
Cybercom’s environmental management system has been certified under ISO 14001 since 2017 throughout the Swedish organisation (some Cybercom offices were environmentally certified by 2008). We use Cybercom’s environmental policy, environmental targets and action plans to manage and track our environmental efforts. Each office adjusts the general environmental targets and action plans to their specific circumstances.
We provide training and regular communications about Cybercom’s environmental work. All employees are required to complete web-based environmental training and there are additional resources available. Employees are also encouraged to review their own climate impact using the Climate Account service provided by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. In 2017, Cybercom signed the declaration drawn up by the Fossil-Free Sweden Initiative.
Internally, Cybercom has made good progress in the environmental area. Relatively speaking, we devote more energy to helping our clients implement solutions to reduce negative environmental impact and increase positive impact.
We are a consultancy, and for us the main thrust is to reduce the share of environmental impact caused by travel, both business travel and in our daily commute. Accordingly, we changed our way of working some time ago, and make extensive use of various IT solutions to communicate internally and with our clients. This has not only reduced travel, it has helped streamline collaboration internally and with clients.
Employees and clients are informed about how Cybercom’s offices can be reached by public transport. We make it easier for employees to leave their car at home. For example, all offices have showers and dressing rooms so that people can run or cycle to work.
Targets and outcomes
Cybercom has identified overall targets for its key environmental aspects: purchasing, travel, waste management and environmental engagement through client assignments.
We have made progress in the environmental area over time, particularly as regards travel. Business travel has been reduced and we travel more often by train, as opposed to flying. As for the daily commute, there has been a marked decrease in trips by car in favour of other alternatives.
We did record one negative change in 2017, however: carbon emissions from air travel increased to 277 metric tons from 181 tons in 2016. The increase was due to international assignments. The emissions are still lower than when we began to measure and, overall, we believe Cybercom’s environmental performance is at an acceptable level.