With the effects of climate change already upon us we believe everyone has a responsibility to be environmentally sustainable. We can all make choices that can help the environmental or push it aside to be a problem for future generations. Simply asking the question when engaging with companies makes them take note that it is a significant issue to customers.
From the very start of Digital Forest we have always sought to provide the lightest environmental footprint we can through our business practises. This isn't always easy in the technology industry but wherever possible we advocate the use of sustainable material and processes.
What We Do
There are many things we do to reduce our carbon footprint and promote greater environmental sustainability, some small, some quite significant and we are always looking to improve. Here is what we do:
Water heating through our own Schott® Solar panels provided by Rayotec®
Electricity provided by Ecotricity® the Best UK green energy supplier (as voted by ecology magazine and the Soil Association)
Office Refuse Recycling and Paper Shredding & Composting to reduce waste and Landfill
Paperless work flow to reduce our use of paper, printer inks etc.
Home Working and web based team collaboration with Asana® to reduce travel emissions
Supplier Environmental verification procedure - we check our suppliers share our sense or responsibility for the environment.
Supporting the protection of Endagered Species.
We share a beautiful and diverse planet and we want to keep it that way. We support The WWF through individual 'adoptions' of a variety of endangered species. We are currently sponsoring:
The Mountain Gorillas in the uplands of Rwanda
The Ileach Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Scottish Hebrides
Adobe's environmental efforts are coordinated by the Adobe Environmental Sustainability Council, a global, cross-functional group of Adobe employees and environmental experts whose goal is to identify and promote sustainable environmental practices throughout Adobe. The council is made up of representatives from the functional groups responsible for key areas related to environmental sustainability: Facilities, Operations, Supply Chain, Procurement, IT, Legal, and Corporate Social Responsibility. This group reports to the Adobe CSR Management Review Committee and coordinates their master environmental sustainability strategies.
The Council advocates for sustainable initiatives and is a resource for sustainability questions and opportunities throughout the company.