Environmental initiatives

Hi team

Our company operates in the tech sector (software development and services), and our team predominantly work from home. We only have two small offices and the rest of our team work remotely full time. When we certified in 2021 we scored poorly in the Environment impact area, and I think a lot of that has to do with our industry and distributed work environment.

Anyone in a similar situation that can share some tips? We are looking specifically at the virtual office stewardship which seems fairly straightforward, but I’m also interested in seeing what others have done in terms of monitoring and recording of energy/water/greenhouse gas etc usage + other initiatives relevant to a similar business.


Hi Tamara,
We have not initiated any significant changes for our remote workforce - its pretty hard to tell people to be goopd with power etc in their own home!
We have done full scope 3 emissions calculations for both the working from home emissions and the commuting emissions.
I’m happy to share details - just email me on gwalker@jadeworld.com

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Hi Tamara,

Talk to Alison at Quiip -Alison Michalk - ffutures | LinkedIn

She commissioned someone to do home assessments and help her staff reduce their emissions.

At the B Corp Climate Collective we are working on relationships with selected energy providers to help all B Corps migrate to green energy. Happy to investigate where we are at with this for you.

There are software platforms that help calculate and reduce employees home office emissions. I can give you some examples.


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Hi all
Certified B Corp BlueRock is hosting a panel on the Environment pillar in Melbourne during B Corp Month: Wednesday 20 March 5-7pm in Melbourne CBD.
Keen to hear examples and tips from our panel of experts that night and I’d be keen to learn more about this B Corp Climate Collective!

Hi @tamara_moodle sorry I missed this thread! We (Quiip) are a team of 25 - entirely distributed for 15 years. All our emissions are Scope 3 and the two main sources of those are work-from-home and suppliers.

We use fellow B Corp Trace to measure and offset emissions, and (more importantly) to set a baseline and create a reduction strategy.

One unique initiative we undertook was to pay for Residential Home Scorecards, which is a nationwide Government-backed method and costs ~$350 per house depending on the size. It was opt-in for staff, but 100% of staff in Australia said yes! We had assessors visit Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and 5 regional areas of NSW.

This approach had four objectives:

  1. Provide education and awareness around house emissions (‘environmental stewardship’)
  2. Lower home bills, and improve the comfort of their homes
  3. Create a more accurate measurement (than an estimate) of home-offices
  4. Lead to a reduction in emissions – hopefully!

You can read more about it here – happy to answer questions. Would love to see more B Corps do something similar – grassroots until it catches on with bigger orgs! :earth_asia: