Earth Day 2022: Our Decarbonization Journey Starts Today

This Earth Day, we’re excited to announce a partnership with ESG reporting platform, Plan A, to reduce our impact on the planet. Read more about how we will tackle this.

It is no secret that our planet is in crisis. From forest fires to floods, the world we live in is being heavily impacted by climate change. As a company who are thriving to build a better, more connected world, we feel we have a responsibility to do what we can to become more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint.

That’s why today, on Earth Day, we are delighted to announce our partnership with the leading decarbonization platform, Plan A. Using their ground-breaking software, we will measure and monitor our carbon footprint across all aspects of the business and create an action plan to guide us on our sustainability journey.

"Our vision at Whereby is a world in which anywhere works. The climate crisis threatens the very existence of that world, and as an ethically ambitious company, we want to play our part in protecting our planet. From today, we're making a company-wide commitment to reduce our carbon emissions by partnering with Plan A. We can't wait to get started!" says Jessica Zwaan, COO at Whereby. 

There is no Planet B 

The time to act is now. 

According to a recent study by INSEAD, 43% of companies do not yet have clear targets for reducing carbon emissions. Despite this, 75% stated that climate change is fundamental to the strategic success of their companies. 

Here at Whereby, we’re taking action. After you helped us to plant a million trees in 2021, we knew there was more that we could do. So now we’re gathering data from all across the business, from server usage to transport, to measure our impact and decide an actionable plan to reduce our carbon emissions as a company.

Who are Plan A?

The end-to-end Plan A platform lets companies measure, monitor and reduce their environmental footprint and improve their ESG performance. PlanA.Earth, a B corp certified business, empowers enterprises to manage their company sustainably by transforming environmental insights into positive business results. The technology behind the software uses insights from the Plan A algorithm which analyses over 300,000 data points to predict and prioritize the most critical environmental issues and the way industries and companies impact these environmental changes.

“Plan A is beyond thrilled to welcome Whereby to our net-zero family! We were incredibly impressed by their existing internal engagement with the sustainability topic and willingness to change in order to become a sustainability leader in their industry. We look forward to translating this commitment into impact for the planet!”says CEO and Co-founder of Plan A, Lubomila Jordanova. 

Ethically Ambitious 

One of our core values at Whereby is to be Ethically Ambitious. This means that our ethical commitments are continuous and tangible. We strive to be a company that raises the bar and makes its people proud. We aren’t claiming we’re ethically immaculate, there is always more that can be done. But we never shy from difficult conversations.

We aren’t perfect. And we’re aware that as a technology company, our business has a tangible impact on the environment. Our commitment with Plan A today is just the beginning of what will be a long and challenging journey to identify where we can change, improve and reduce our carbon footprint.

And if you want to change your background to an Earth Day theme, download one of our Whereby designed backgrounds here.

Read more about our ETHOS and values here.

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