Our 2020-2021 Carbon footprint
HappyPorch is regularly measuring its climate commitment progress by conducting an annual carbon footprint analysis.
This is HappyPorch’s third carbon footprint report since we started gathering data back in 2018 and 2019. Again, we focused on the period of the UK tax year starting from April 2020 until the end of March 2021.
With the global Covid pandemic happening we didn’t organise any meetups which we usually do-twice a year when we meet in person and live and work together for a week or two. So we did not have any off site energy or travel emissions. We also had no organised business trips for that matter and no commuting so we were expecting a significantly lower carbon footprint than the previous years.
This carbon footprint consists of:
- Team members’ Home energy data
- HappyPorch’s Operations emissions which include our Team equipment procurement and usage and the emissions coming from our servers and websites.
The total result is three times lower than our last report:
We will continue to work on ways to improve although we again expect a higher carbon footprint starting from this year as we will organise our in-person global gatherings after more than two years. As we are a globally distributed remote team, we agreed we will choose locations where most of the folks can travel by train and try to reduce air travel. We will also try to book “eco-flights” for people coming from different continents as well as explore meetup venues that are environmentally-friendly and that possibly use renewable energy and similar.
As already mentioned in one of our carbon footprint previous posts, we have contributed to Carbon Syncing by planting trees that absorb our annual emissions and covered 16 tonnes CO2e per year for the next 30 years.
We will continue to explore efficient ways of carbon offsetting and other ways to always improve our carbon footprint.