IntegrityNext enables procurement organisations to qualify and monitor their suppliers to improve sustainability and compliance, meet customer demands and regulatory requirements.
As part of its own sustainability efforts, the company works with Planetly to gain transparency about its carbon emissions and to identify effective action to reduce them over time.
IntegrityNext believes that integrity is the foundation of any personal or business relationship. The company’s goal is to elevate supply chain sustainability and compliance to the next level. The IntegrityNext platform covers 20+ topics in the key areas Environmental Protection, Carbon Emissions, Ethics & Social, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Responsible Minerals & Cobalt.
With sustainability being at the core of IntegrityNext’s business model, the next logical step for the company was to also create carbon transparency about its own operations. They therefore partnered with Planetly to measure the company’s carbon footprint, develop effective reduction strategies and compensate for emissions that cannot yet be avoided.
To calculate the carbon footprint, we took a closer look at all relevant activities across IntegrityNext’s operations. This includes not only direct and energy-related emissions (Scope 1 & 2) but also indirect emissions caused by purchased goods and services and other emissions that occur outside the organisation (Scope 3).
The various types of emissions are calculated in CO2 equivalents (short: CO2e) to make them addable and comparable. Adding up all emissions, IntegrityNext had a footprint of 97.8 t CO2e in 2020.
IntegrityNext’s biggest emission drivers are external service providers the company uses, including IT services and external servers but also financial services and freelancers the company works with. Emissions from electricity as well as emissions caused by employee commute and teleworking are comparatively low with 8.7 and 7.7 tonnes of CO2e.
With its business model, IntegrityNext drives sustainability and compliance across supply chains. But the company is also committed to further improve its own impact by implementing effective reduction measures across its operations.
The company already significantly cut down on business travel and has further reduced and even avoided emissions from employee commuting by offering remote working options. IntegrityNext encourages its employees to avoid printing, save electricity and separate waste.
Moving forward, IntegrityNext plans to systematically tackle emissions that stem from its purchased goods and services, representing the largest part of its carbon footprint. Transitioning to climate neutral servers will be a logical next step.
Offsetting is a relevant stepping-stone to have an immediate impact on unavoidable emissions. IntegrityNext therefore decided to offset the company’s carbon footprint from 2020 by supporting a climate project in Indonesia. This project protects 64,500 hectares of carbon-rich peat swamp forests with a high biodiversity in lowland Borneo from the conversion to palm oil plantations. In addition, local communities are supported by providing training in sustainable agriculture, and biodiversity and wildlife habitat. The project is accredited by the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) and contributes to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).