The carbon clock is ticking...
The climate clock is ticking. Scientists agree we have just a few years left to reach zero emissions.
What we achieved so far during our daily business processes
- We switched to a sustainable office material supplier with recycled material for the office and our kitchen
- We make sure that we are buying fair trade and environmentally friendly coffee, milk + non dairy alternatives, fruit, gifts and team clothing
- We use environmental paper and climate-friendly printing methods and try to minimize our total print volume
- We use cleaning agents that are at least 98% biodegradable.
Optimizing our waste hierarchy:
- We separate paper, plastic, glass, and organic waste
- We save more than 17,000 plastic bottles per year: We introduced water dispensers to reduce plastic waste and to reduce the CO2 emissions generated by, for example, bottle transport
- We make our company events as environmentally friendly as possible (e.g. by using biodegradable plates, bowls, & cutlery)
- We are part of the initiative “Leaders for Climate Action” and committed to the Green Pledge and the goal to achieve Goal 13 on Climate Action from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- We are members of the initiative “Playing for the planet”, an initiative that is facilitated with the support of the UN Environment Programme. In this initiative, gaming companies reach out to their players to address the world’s biggest environmental challenges and inspire them to take action for the environment. For that reason, we have been taking part in the “Mobile Green Game Jams”, where we have been implementing green activations into our games to educate and activate our users, and plan to also take part in future “Mobile Green Game Jams”.
- Both our office and the data center with our servers are running on green energy, using certified wind and hydroelectric power
- We use mainly energy efficient computers.
Minimizing emissions through travelling:
- We encourage our team to come to the office by bike - there are over 50 bike racks and a private bike storage available.
- By changing the travel policy to a more climate-friendly model, we cut down a huge chunk of company flights. Travel for all team members will be minimized to a necessary minimum, where possible conducted with environmentally friendly transport systems only.
- We avoid domestic flights, opting rather for the train. Where flights are inevitable, we compensate for the emissions.
Offsetting and reducing CO2 emissions
In the first step, annual (or one-off) CO2 emissions must be calculated. Then the equivalent (e) amount of the emissions is invested in a climate protection project. Depending on the project, this can help to reduce emissions in a variety of ways, such as protecting at-risk carbon sinks or investing in technology to reduce emissions.
Although not generating emissions in the first place is ideal, certain emissions cannot be avoided at the present time and as such, we opt to offset these in order to have the maximum impact possible.
The rapidly advancing climate change leaves us no more time - we must take action now. Therefore, offsetting acts as a transition mechanism which enables us to build a sensible temporal bridge until CO2 avoidance is actually completed in Germany.
By carefully selecting projects that are sourced through an expert-in-field that is committed to transparency and carrying out due diligence, we can ensure that our funds are translated into meaningful ends and ensure a genuine offset of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.