Easy Web Things
Easy Web Things specialises in web design and development, with a distinct focus on WordPress and tailored solutions for small to medium-sized businesses. What sets them apart is their commitment to making websites easy for their clients. Through close collaboration, they work hand-in-hand with businesses to understand their goals and cater solutions to their specific needs.
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR REDUCTION
Easy Web Things is committed to halving our carbon footprint by 2030. To reach this milestone, we have generated annual targets to help us stay on track. This is measured in units of tCO2e.
How we calculate that
WHERE OUR EMISSIONS COME FROM
The first step in reducing your carbon emissions is measuring and understanding where they come from. This way, we are informed as to what actions may make the most impact.
Utilities, software and waste
OUR ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE OUR EMISSIONS
Below are a list of actions and the steps we are taking to integrate them into our organisation’s operations. Committing to these actions and tracking their progress holds us accountable.
Actions that we've implemented
Old and inefficient equipment such as refrigerators, lighting, and IT equipment will often create unnecessary heat and use more power.
Upgrading or refurbishing your old equipment can improve efficiency, save time and money, and improve productivity.
Where possible, refurbishing equipment can be less expensive and can avoid some of the emissions associated with buying new.
Switching equipment from fossil fuel to electric power can also significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
Producers and consumers are increasingly making efforts to reduce their impacts in this area.
By making considered and informed decisions around your uniform and apparel purchasing you can reduce your emissions.
Business related travel can form a significant part of your emissions.
Ensuring that your equipment and vehicles are regularly serviced and well-maintained supports fuel efficiency and lowers emissions.
Maintenance can also save time and money by preventing breakdowns and outages.
Equipment might include:
• Heating and cooling systems
• Security systems & cameras
• Computers and IT equipment
• Medical equipment
• Washing equipment
• Specialist equipment
Using your equipment more efficiently will reduce your fuel and electricity costs and reduce your emissions footprint. You will also extend your equipment’s running life and reduce annual servicing and maintenance costs.
By donating and/or composting food waste, your business can help reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills. Rotting food in landfills releases methane which is 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
By donating excess food, you could support local charitable organisations.
By composting food, the nutrients are recycled and made available to support the growth of more food reducing the need for environmentally costly fertilisers.
Using virtual meeting technology can often replace the need for air travel and significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Virtual meetings are low-cost and require no travel time. Sharing ideas and information is easy and there are several meeting platform options to choose from.
Recycling lowers your carbon emissions as recycled materials need less energy and produce less pollution than making materials from scratch.
If you can reuse some of the waste materials created by your business, you can also reduce disposal costs and potentially generate additional revenue.
By using suppliers and products that include reused materials and/or new products that can more easily be reused your business can reduce raw material extraction and increase the value of reused materials.
WANT TO TELL YOUR SUSTAINABILITY STORY?
If you're using Xero to run your organisation, then tracking your carbon footprint is only a click away. Cogo uses your finances as the basis for calculating your organisation's carbon footprint and helping you to take action to reduce it.Calculate impact
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an activity or entity, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), and is a measure of the impact that activity or entity has on climate change.
Knowing and actively managing your carbon footprint can help reduce your business's contribution to climate change and bring other benefits such as improved staff engagement and retention, new business opportunities, and better positioning to take advantage of future legislation and requests from larger organisations.
The Cogo Business Carbon Manager uses spending data to assign categories and calculate an estimated carbon footprint. The average spend in these categories is used to determine the corresponding carbon emissions.
This data is used to understand the relationship between spend and emissions within each sector of the economy and estimate the carbon emissions of a business's activities. While carbon footprints are always estimates, Cogo uses the latest data available to convert spending data into a footprint.
As a colourless, odourless gas carbon dioxide is hard to visualise.
Thinking of it this way might help: 1kg of carbon dioxide would fill a large beach ball (with a diameter of slightly over 1m). This is the same amount of carbon dioxide produced by driving an average car 3.7kms. Or the same as using half a litre of petrol in your car, or making 16 cups of tea.
Individuals and small businesses often believe they are powerless against climate change, but they have the potential to be powerful if they have guidance. These businesses make up a significant portion of the landscape and contribute to a significant amount of pollution.
By turning their contribution into a positive one, the impact can be huge. Technology can be used to help individuals and businesses understand the impact of their spending decisions and take actions to reduce that impact.
Learn more about this carbon footprint methodology and the data that we use via Cogo's help centre.Visit help centre ->