PeoplePath is a global leading provider of cloud-based platforms designed to engage and manage relationships with candidates, current and former employees.
Motivated to take action against climate change, PeoplePath worked with Planetly to analyse, reduce and offset their carbon footprint. Through this collaboration, PeoplePath achieved the first milestone of the company's sustainability initiative: becoming a carbon neutral company for 2019 and 2020.
This is just the first step. PeoplePath is working on strategies and derives measures to continuously reduce its carbon footprint.
PeoplePath develops “people platforms” to build connection and trust between organisations and people throughout their career journey.
Sustainability is a key area of PeoplePath’s corporate social responsibility commitment. It is something that is driving everyone at PeoplePath and they are excited to make a real impact with Planetly as a partner.
In this joint project, Planetly and PeoplePath have analysed the carbon emissions of all business activities in order to develop sustainable reduction measures and offset the entire carbon footprint for 2019 and 2020.
PeoplePath’s carbon footprint comprises the sum of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere by all aspects of the company’s operations.
The company’s carbon footprint takes into account not only direct and energy-related emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) but also the emissions generated in the value chain by service providers and purchased products and services (Scope 3).
The largest share of PeoplePath’s 2020 footprint was caused by procurement emissions such as external services the company uses. The second largest share comes from employee emissions such as employee commute. Office and building emissions account for the third largest part of the footprint.
PeoplePath plans to even more actively manage and reduce their corporate carbon footprint moving forward and will, therefore, develop an action plan to put this into practice.
PeoplePath already has a generous home office policy which allows employees to work from home at times, thus reducing the commuting of employees. In addition, office space has already been rented for years in modern buildings with low energy consumption, especially at the HQ in Munich, where the entire building is LEED-certified.
The company appointed local climate officers for their offices who will further drive the sustainability journey for PeoplePath.
Offsetting is a relevant stepping-stone to have an immediate impact on unavoidable emissions. PeoplePath therefore decided to offset the company’s carbon footprint from 2019 and 2020 by supporting climate projects in Peru, India, the Netherlands, China and Kenya. PeoplePath’s climate action portfolio is a mix of certified, high-quality project types, including rainforest protection, renewable energy development and community projects.