SmartTask Certified as Carbon-Neutral Business
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SmartTask Certified as Carbon-Neutral Business

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In addition to offsetting its own carbon footprint, SmartTask has taken the industry-first step of offsetting the additional carbon footprint created by its customers’ IT when they use the SmartTask solution.

FREMONT, CA: SmartTask, a UK-based developer of cloud workforce management solutions, has been certified a carbon-neutral business by Carbon Neutral Britain. In addition to offsetting its own carbon footprint, SmartTask has taken the industry-first step of offsetting the additional carbon footprint created by its customers’ IT when they use the SmartTask solution.

“Studies show that there is a growing consumer demand for products and services from businesses that are taking action on climate change. Our mission at SmartTask has long been to build solutions that not only help our customers to operate more efficiently but also that lessen their impact on the planet by reducing the use of paper, improving communications and minimizing unnecessary travel,” said Paul Ridden, CEO, SmartTask. “Our latest environmental initiative will help our clients to reduce their carbon footprints still further. We believe that we are the first Carbon Neutral Workforce Management platform provider for the security and cleaning/facilities management sector and the first to offer this additional benefit to our customers.”

SmartTask has implemented a comprehensive set of ongoing initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. There are some of the measures:

To minimize heat loss and reduce heating requirements, additional building insulation and replacement windows with the most up-to-date specifications were installed.

Low-emission heating and lighting systems are being replaced.

EV charging stations for employees and the replacement of all business cars with EVs or Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles (PEHV).

Among the ongoing programs are:

Retiring old IT equipment and replacing it with more energy-efficient alternatives

Encourage employees to spend less time driving by implementing more flexible work policies.

Switching to utility providers that produce electricity entirely from renewable sources.

Solar panels would reduce the need for grid-based power much further.

Contributions to a portfolio of accredited carbon offsetting projects, including renewable energy such as wind farms, hydroelectric, and reforestation programs that are certified to the highest global standards, are used to offset remaining emissions.