Our Sustainability journey continues

Written by Simon Madden

4 mins read

Today we bring you a quick update on some of the work being done behind the scenes at NiftiBusiness as we continue the important journey towards enhanced sustainability performance and impact.

We are committed to a sustainable future for the generations to come, and first and foremost we’re helping to create such a future by supporting and guiding an ever-increasing number of customers through their transition to Electric Fleets. The transition to electric fleet is a relatively easy way in which we can collectively meet and exceed emission reduction targets put in place by the Irish government that will see one million electric vehicles on our roads by 2030.

Equally however, while others in our industry may talk of a commitment to a green agenda, we demonstrate through our own actions. As a partner of choice for many Irish businesses who take sustainability seriously, we believe that we must lead by example.

As such, during the course of 2023, we engaged Pragmatica, our sustainability strategy partner, to work with us on all aspects of our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. Pragmatica, who specialise in helping businesses deliver positive sustainability impact, helped to create a total emission reduction strategy that will be in line with Ireland’s Climate Action Plan of reducing overall emissions by 50% by 2030 ,and Net Zero by 2050.

As part of this process, we have already;

  • Measured our carbon emissions for 2022 across Scopes 1, 2 & 3, and taken steps to improve our performance in each. For example, we have reduced Scope 1 emissions by transitioning 100% of our own fleet of company cars to electric in 2023.
  • Subsidised the installation of domestic EV Chargers for staff, which when combined with existing grants, is cost-neutral for each staff member.
  • Installed 350 solar panels at our head office in Park West, Dublin to ensure that our fleet is powered by 100% solar power, generating 40% of all energy needs from renewable energy.
  • Maintained our commitment to a hybrid working environment for all staff, thus ensuring low levels of staff commute-related emissions.
  • Adopted a paper-light working environment in our Head Office.
  • Established a partnership with OpenHive, a beekeeping community focused on environmental sustainability. Through this our employees volunteer to prepare Apiaries to help the Irish honeybee re-establish herself as a central part of our ecosystem.

As we move through 2024, we will continue to work on improving our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, and indeed look for other opportunities to further improve our sustainability performance and impact.

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