Flomatik’s journey to becoming a low carbon business
Given the climate emergency that the whole world is facing, telcos are increasingly trying to leverage their resources to better their environmental impact as much as possible – and Flomatik is not exempt from these efforts.
Turning the page to our next chapter of carbon reduction in April, we recently passed the seven-month mark of partnering with Ecologi. Founded by a group of environmentalists to help combat the ongoing climate crisis, the platform operates by a very simple, yet undeniably effective, principle.
Calculating the carbon emissions produced by each of its partners, Ecologi empowers individuals and organisations alike to offset their impact – investing compensation into projects that remove more greenhouse gases than their own carbon footprint puts in.
And every time Flomatik hits a certain milestone – including onboarding a new client, a new member of staff, completing a new project, and referring a fresh face to the climate action initiative – Ecologi will plant a bunch of extra trees in our forest, accordingly.
But it’s not just about business-specific goals, because the platform also supports the wider team in undertaking more sustainable processes of their own – from day-to-day recycling to making more conscious transportation choices.
So far, we have:
Undertaken seven months of climate positive impact
Offset 236.85 tonnes of CO2e – and growing! That’s the equivalent of 182 long haul flights, 711 metres² sea ice saved, or 587,625 miles driven in a car!
Funded 12 sustainability projects across the globe
Planted 3,215 real trees
Sharing his enthusiasm for the future of this partnership, chief strategy and innovation officer (CSIO) at Flomatik, Matt Harrison, commented: “The Ecologi platform is a brilliantly simple platform that has made it easy to move Flomatik towards its environmental objectives, and we’re incredibly proud to be in and amongst the concerted effort to drive carbon reduction to the top of the green agenda.
“With visualisations of our climate positive impact available at our fingertips, it’s a truly fulfilling and empowering initiative to be involved in. It also reflects on the positive moves of the business, where we commit further ‘green spending’ in recognition of new business and staff members. We can’t wait to see these numbers grow, and continue to read about the projects we’ve invested in thanks to Ecologi.”
We’re certainly excited to be celebrating the seven-month milestone of climate positive work – but as a purpose-driven business, we know there is more to be done.
Flomatik formed its Environmental Forum at the start of 2022, and sits monthly to promote ecologically sound initiatives across the organisation, as well as raise awareness on national and global ‘green’ events.
While climate change and environmental impact may seem out of context in the telecoms space, it comes as no secret that we’re witnessing a major shift in mentalities across industries beyond our own. And collaboration, as always, is a key factor in helping to protect the future of our planet.
Did you know, by selecting ‘gift more impact’ over on our Ecologi profile, you can make a difference with us?