Sustainability at codeslaw

 

Our Story

 

codeslaw is part of 11 Academia Networks, which runs career and education platforms for students and professionals, including economists, engineers and computer scientists. We recognise the impact our company has on the local and global environment, and we take active measures to reduce this impact. Our goal is to reduce negative impacts resulting from our company operations, and to promote sustainability and environmental awareness among staff as well as externally to users, customers and suppliers.

We are certified as a fully climate neutral website. This means that any remaining footprint caused by our operations is certifiably off-set.

 

codeslaw Climate Partner Certification

 

sustainable websites

 

Sustainable Websites

At codeslaw are reducing the carbon footprint of our websites (GHG Scope 1 emissions) by:

  • Keeping our website code clean and our sites slim. This reduces the energy required to load each of our webpages over the internet.

  • Hosting our websites on green servers. We use AWS datacentres in Ireland which are carbon neutral. Our green hosting credentials are verified by the Green Web Foundation.

 
This website is hosted Green - checked by thegreenwebfoundation.org  

 

  • We offset this by donating to carbon-reducing projects. codeslaw is a certified carbon-neutral website with the certifying organisation Climate Partner: 

codeslaw Climate Partner Certification

 

sustainable office

 

Sustainable Office

We are reducing the carbon footprint of our office (GHG Scope 2 emissions), by taking steps including:

  • Switching to a green electricity provider (Greenpeace Energy), sourcing electricty from 100% renewables.

  • Avoiding printing, and when printing is necessary, using certified carbon-neutral paper.

  • Measuring our remaining office carbon footprint and offsetting the remaining emissions that our day-to-day operations cause by donating to carbon-reducing projects via a certified partner. For our emissions in 2019 our compensation partner was Atmosfair. The contribution amount is equivalent to providing seven households with renewable electricity in India.

11 Academia Networks Atmosfair CO2 Compensation Certificate Preview
  • Having a whole-team approach to finding ways to improve our office energy usage.

  • Enabling staff to work remotely regularly, reducing the footprint from transport usage.
     

sustainable supply chain

 

Sustainable Supply Chain

Like any organisation, we use a variety of tools and services to manage our work, develop our products and advertise our services. Our ultimate aim is to achieve zero net emissions across our supply chain (GHG scope 3 emissions) by:

  • Keeping a record of our service providers and the estimated footprint caused by our usage of their services.

  • Making the "green credentials" of a service provider a key factor in decisions to work with them.

  • Looking for alternatives and ways to reduce our usage of service providers with a significant footprint.

  • From 2020 onwards, by offsetting remaining unavoidable emissions caused by our use of third party services.

  • Engaging with customers and suppliers, sharing best practice examples and seeking a common environmental vision.