A self-made meadow orchard with beehives. A forest in the Rheingau region that we are reforesting. The syracom sustainability competition with ideas that we put into practice. Our business principle bee, business efficiency engineering - doesn't just sound like a bee, it helps to actively protect nature and the climate. After all, what could be more efficient than preserving the resources that are already available? Back in 2012, we therefore decided to act consistently in a sustainable manner in all areas. In our syracom environmental guideline, you can find out more about what sustainable business means to us in detail.
Together with our partner Naturefund, we developed a process in 2017 that allows us to calculate our carbon footprint ourselves. Since then, we always know where we stand and can adjust our business activities accordingly. In recent years, we have initiated so many nature conservation projects that we have long since achieved our most important goal: We operate in a CO2-neutral manner, for which we have been awarded the Blue Planet Certificate.-
Since sustainable business is part of our DNA and one of our greatest concerns, we are also happy to support our customers in calculating their carbon footprint. Our method gives you an overview of your current climate status in just three steps:
We categorise the CO2 sources of our value chain according to the scopes of the German Sustainability Code. A distinction is made between direct (Scope 1) and indirect emissions (Scope 2 and 3). Pragmatically, we have researched and recorded the main CO2 sources. In our day-to-day work as consultants, we hardly cause any Scope 3 emissions and usually compensate our suppliers ourselves. Scope 3 emissions have therefore been neglected. The identified CO2 sources are examined to determine the extent to which emissions can be reduced.
Now we convert the CO₂ sources of all company activities into kg CO₂. This is done with a CO₂ calculation scheme from the Federal Office for the Environment and the non-profit organisation Naturefund. We subtract the amount of CO₂ compensated by our orchard and vineyard from the calculated total. With a buffer of 20 percent, we compensate for inaccuracies from Step 1. In this way, we obtain the syracom CO₂ footprint every year.
The result is presented to the management with suggestions for compensation projects and ideas for reducing emissions. At the same time, the process for collecting the CO₂ footprint is examined and improved in order to be able to present our result more and more accurately.
Once the annual CO₂ footprint has been determined, we select our CO₂ compensation projects. Here, the employees decide. They can submit their own projects. It is important to us that the following criteria are met:
In addition, our climate protection partner Naturefund offers a range of projects that support different ecosystems. As a rule, one of our offset projects is also a Naturefund project. The CO₂ quantity calculated in Step 2 is converted into the quantity of the necessary CO₂ compensation sources, depending on the project: Number of trees and square metres of grassland / orchard or moorland, or protected biotopes.
The non-profit nature preservation organization Naturefund fights for the protection of ecosystems by awarding the Blue Planet Certificate. Since healthy forests and soil store large quantities of CO₂, Naturefund, with the help of its partners, protects forests, plants trees, and preserves other forms of ecosystems.
We are happy to be able to contribute our part to the protection of the last rain forest of Madagascar as well as its unique biodiversity.
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