Our Commitments

Summary

At aklimate we practice what we preach. Each year, we have committed to:

  1. Measure and report our full Scope 1 – 3 emissions
  2. Reduce our emissions in-line with 1.5°C warming
  3. Remove as much carbon as we produce from the atmosphere

1. Measure & Report

We calculated our full Scope 1 – 3 carbon footprint for the first 6 month of 2021, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. All of our emissions are Scope 3, and predominantly come from our rented office space, the goods & services we purchase for the business, and emissions from employee commute.

2. Reduce Emissions

While our emissions are very small, there is still room for improvement, and we’ve identified the following as our reduction initiatives for the next 12-months

Emission category
Reduction initiative
Carbon Saving
Purchased Good & Services
Switch to green web hosting
120kg
Employee Commuting
Employees cycle to work once per week
90kg

3. Remove Carbon

Net zero by 2050 is not good enough. That’s why we are committing to net zero now and always. Each month we invest in removing an equal proportion of carbon from the atmosphere with verified carbon removals. Summary of removed carbon for the first 6-months of 2021 below.

Project
Verification body
Total
The International small Group and Tree Planting (TIST) Program in Kenya & Uganda.
Verified Carbon Standard; The Climate, Community & Biodiversity alliance
2 TCO₂e