The Duke of Cambridge and Sir David Attenborough recently launched the biggest environmental prize in history: The Earthshot Prize. It will see more than £50 million awarded to help applicants find solutions to the world’s more pressing environmental concerns by 2030.
Businesses too need to step up to the mark. Many of us may be making more effort to help the planet whilst at home, but the workplace also needs to be a place where environment saving measures are implemented, and where employees are encouraged to support global corporate efforts.
If we are going to support the rescue of our planet for future generations, everyone needs to play their part; personally, and corporately.
Esker is no exception. The three pillars of Esker’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy include Environmental Dedication, Education & Training and Community & Development.
“We are deeply committed to business transformation at Esker. Our goal is to provide innovative and responsible solutions that have a positive impact on the company and its employees. Environmental protection, education and local territory development are just some of the key issues that Eskerians truly care about.”
Jean-Michel Bérard | CEO | Esker
Esker has been awarded a silver medal by Ecovadis for its CSR rating, and is continually striving to improve further.
Esker’s plan to help protect the environment covers three core areas:
First, waste recovery.
Esker’s cloud platform has helped businesses around the world to automate nearly 3 billion sheets of paper. Our offices around the world recycle everything possible including paper/cardboard, batteries, plastics. We promote reusables, for example, cups, shipping supplies and printer cartridges.
Second, promotion of renewable energy
100% of Esker’s new customer environments are hosted in the Microsoft Azure Public Cloud in order to use a minimum of 60% renewable energy in accordance with the objectives announced by Microsoft.
Third, reduction of CO2 emissions
To encourage employees to cycle to work we provide bike parks on our premises, as well as offering government bike discount schemes. Our fleet of company vehicles is gradually being replaced by hybrid or electric vehicles with charging points on-site.
Other local examples include moving to environmentally friendly cleaning products, going retro by using glass beakers and ditching plastics cups.
Only if we act immediately, decisively, globally and individually, can we pull our planet back from the brink. We need to make changes now. We have everything to gain and everything to lose.