Gamma Telecom has reduced its carbon footprint to net zero to become a carbon neutral company.
The company has been awarded CarbonNeutral company certification after working with the CarbonNeutral company to measure and reduce its carbon footprint to net zero.
Gamma Telecom has been independently assessed for its carbon footprint, which took into account all utility usage, business travel and waste across each site, as well as the electricity consumed by the IP network which carries all of Gamma’s applications and services.
The carbon footprint was further reduced internally and has been offset by purchasing carbon credits where every tonne of CO2 emitted by Gamma is matched by an equivalent amount saved by a project somewhere else in the world. Gamma has selected renewable energy projects in Sri Lanka and Turkey.
The firm also launched a Carbon Neutral Minutes product in 2009 that allows partners to provide carbon offset telephony.
Gamma Telecom CEO Bob Falconer (pictured) said the certification ‘fits comfortably with our ethos as a responsible, high quality, business. By taking a net zero position on emissions, we have set a new standard for our sector, above and beyond our competitors.
'As more private and public organisations introduce their own supply chain carbon targets we look to give our partners yet another edge in their markets.’
Gamma partners welcomed the certification. Jeff Highfield, Reefstream's MD, said: ‘We’ve been successfully selling Carbon Neutral Minutes for over a year now and we’re keen to exploit the new opportunities that this level of certification gives us. We’re being asked more and more about our green credentials and this will really add weight to our proposals.’
Rebecca Fay, marketing director at the CarbonNeutral company said: ‘By measuring and reducing all of Gamma’s carbon emissions, the company has demonstrated a real commitment to tackling climate change.
'This not only positions Gamma as an industry leader but presents its channel partners with a clear and credible environmental option.’