SUSTAINABILITY

LIVING UP TO THE GREEN
IN OUR NAME

OUR TARGET FOR 2022 IS TO BE CARBON NEUTRAL,
AND IF POSSIBLE BE CERTIFIED AS NET ZERO.

As a forward thinking business we have always had a desire for the technology and projects we work on to do good in the world. COP-26 clearly highlighted the demands we are all placing on our planet, and Green Custard has decided to take action to reduce our impact on the environment, and where we can also help our customers to achieve their sustainability goals. Take a look at our

Ecologi Carbon Dashboard

.

As such we will be considering sustainability targets across all areas of our business. We will be looking at power usage, waste, recycling, and the suppliers we use. COVID provided the catalyst needed to develop hybrid and home working strategies without compromising performance or staff wellbeing. In terms of transport, we currently offer staff bikes via the cycle to work scheme, and are looking at how we can offer electric vehicles also.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUPPORTS SUSTAINABILITY

There are numerous ways digital transformation can support sustainability, for example:

  • Non for profit organisations such as museums. Providing energy monitoring solutions to help reduce use, and support applications for funding to redevelopment. Capturing and storing environmental readings to tie back to energy costs, with the added bonus of understanding if artefacts are stored correctly.
  • 24x7 operability. Understanding production lines/assembly lines to ensure they are running efficiently, with equipment (solder baths, for example) powered only when needed.
  • Business model innovation. Taking a different view of a business offers the potential to dramatically reduce manufacture, raw material, storage and transport costs by operating differently.
  • Embracing home working, and the tools, processes and connectivity needed to facilitate this COVID and work from home had a huge environmental impact, but it was short lived. Flexible working is now integral to many businesses' sustainability plans.
  • Reducing scheduled maintenance. Businesses can make huge energy and transport savings, not to mention reduce CO2 emissions by switching to predictive maintenance because field engineers are only sent to site when needed.

SHARED OFFICE SPACE

Our office is within a shared tenancy building, St John's Innovation Centre. We are going to work with their facilities team to augment our space (and indeed other offices) with sensors to help us understand our energy usage, and also how we are managing our central heating/air conditioning requirements

We’re also planning to enhance our space with occupancy and environmental sensors, so we have a strong insight into air quality and how our space is being used to help with future planning decisions as we grow to support flexible working.

INSPIRATION

We draw inspiration from our customers working across a broad range of industries, and at different scales.

If you want to get in touch with us to discuss sustainability and how we can help you achieve your goals, please get in touch: