A sustainable core business model
Sustainability is at the very heart of Kivra, to which we have several approaches. Among others, it includes a sustainable business model and long term ownership. We always aim for »happy-happy«-solutions, meaning that everyone should benefit from our services.
But we don't stop there. We are dedicated to give back more than we consume, and we were the first in the world to offer so-called climate-positive mail. For us, it was second nature. It's in our DNA.
Without a doubt, the climate issue is among the most crucial we are facing, for several years to come. Many of us have to take a great deal of responsibility, and we believe that companies have among the most significant parts to play to save our planet.
Kivra's contribution is but a small piece of a big puzzle. Nevertheless, we hope to inspire other organisations to craft a sustainable business model and become climate-positive.
Climate-positive. How it works.
Becoming a climate-positive organisation consists of three steps – analysing, reducing and climate compensating. To do this, we contracted U&We, PwC and ZeroMission.
Analyse emissions of greenhouse gases
Emissions are calculated on the basis of ISO 14067 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. The result is divided into three parts – scope 1, 2 and 3. It gives a complete picture of our climate impact.
The analysis reveals the most severe emission's origin. It gives us pre-requisites to take action.
We invest in nature resources and preserve forests
The trees in our forests absorb and bind carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We compensate by binding 110% of our emissions. We do this in partnership with ZeroMission in the Bujang Raba project in Sumatra.
Read more about Project Bujang Raba (external link)
Kivra's climate footprint
Our climate footprint in short
Results show that Kivra's negative impact on the climate is considerably small. In 2018, it was equal to 72 tons CO2e, or 0,98 g per consignment. Read the full version of the report.
Partitioning of Kivra's climate footprint:
- Food and other consumables (25 %)
- Procurement of electronic equipment (24 %)
- Missons (14 %)
- Power supply, headoffice (12 %)
- Pension depositions to employees (12%)
- Kivra's production (8,1). As an example, the energy to provide server and data center stands for 1,4 % of the total emisssions.
- Kivra's production (8,1 %). As an example, the energy to provide server and data centre stands for 1,4 % of the total emissions.
We continuously decrease our emissions
Over the years, we have made several improvements. We now only use climate-friendly energy to supply our office and production. We avoid flying when not absolutely needed. And when food is provided at the office, it is mainly vegetarian alternatives.
We climate-compensate by preserving trees
For all our emissions, we climate compensate. On top of that, we bind at least another 10 % of carbon dioxide. It is mainly allocated to a preservation project on Sumatra. The Indonesian island has for many years been badly hurt through palm oil exploitation.
Today we preserve trees. In the future, it might be something else. Learn more about our climate compensation..