Reducing our environmental impact

20.10.2021

The UK will this year be hosting the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. The summit is crucial for leaders around the globe to come together to accelerate action towards climate goals. 

Tackling climate change is an effort every industry needs to get behind, including our own. The ever increasing need for digital communications, especially over the past 18 months, has resulted in telecoms consuming more energy than ever to meet demand.

We spoke to Adam Cathcart, Managing Director, to hear his views on what steps business leaders can take to reduce our environmental impact:

By giving your teams a directive to shape and support environmental initiatives within your organisation, you can make sustainability a genuine part of your culture.

The key is that this shouldn’t just be a token effort. Box ticking doesn’t work when sustainability and culture are at play.

Inspire your leadership team to introduce positive changes and encourage your people to be more conscious – even small changes can make a difference and should be recognised. 

Your management team should lead by example by acting as sustainability champions. Topics around social responsibility form part of our leadership discussions each and every month as well as our regular communications to staff.

The environmental footprint and how sustainable a business is can provide an indication of how well the business is being ran and whether or not that organisation will provide strong, long-term returns. It’s no longer a ‘nice to have’, it’s imperative to the success of a business.