Press releases, 2020-04-21
Konftel Achieves Climate Neutral Certification
Swedish-based Konftel, a global leader in products for effective distance meetings, has successfully achieved Climate Neutral Certified status. It means customers choosing their conference products will start at zero in carbon footprint when substituting business travel with online meetings.
Climate Neutral Certified is a new trusted standard founded by the non-profit organization Climate Neutral. Konftel got the certificate by measuring its 2019 greenhouse gas emissions footprint, purchasing carbon credits to offset that footprint, and implementing plans to reduce emissions this year and beyond.
Taking these direct actions against climate change qualifies Konftel to display the Climate Neutral Certified label in its branding and marketing for the next year before re-certifying.
Marketing Manager, Konftel
“It’s inspiring to be in the first group of Climate Neutral Certified companies,” says Stefan Eriksson, Marketing Manager of Konftel. “We know that our remote collaboration products help businesses around the world to reduce their travel and emissions, but now it’s time for us to contribute to the climate in a broader and deeper way. The Climate Neutral logo means our customers starts with zero in carbon footprint when choosing our products. Already the first distance meeting that substitutes business travel, helps to improve the global climate.”
Offset entire footprint
Every company displaying the Climate Neutral Certified label has taken the same steps to address climate pollution. The process involves first estimating all of the carbon emissions from making and delivering a company’s products or services. Konftel calculated its 2019 carbon footprint to be 6,313 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Companies must then follow a set of standards for buying verified carbon credits to offset their entire footprint. Carbon credits direct investment into reducing and capturing carbon dioxide, and can support a range of projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and direct destruction of climate-changing gases.
“We want to be part of the Green Recovery, rebooting the economy for a sustainable and climate neutral future,” says Peter Renkel, CEO of Konftel. “This is a great initiative from Climate Neutral, to create a certification program and provide support to companies like us that are open to take on the challenge.”
Reduce air travel
All Climate Neutral Certified companies commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions. This year, Konftel will reduce the use of plastic bags for cables by 10 percent and bring down emissions from business air travel by 15 percent.
“Climate Neutral Certified companies show the world that immediate action on climate change is possible and essential,” says Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral. “We’ve certified our first group of companies this April and believe this is the beginning of a powerful movement among consumers and companies. Even at this difficult time, our newly certified brands are leading the way by recognizing that climate change must be solved. They believe that all companies should take immediate voluntary action to zero out their entire carbon footprint, and are engaging their consumers around this important issue like never before.”
Konftel has joined dozens of other Climate Neutral Certified brands. Learn more about Climate Neutral and browse all of the certified brands at climateneutral.org.
Konftel is a leading company within collaboration endpoint solutions. Since 1988, our mission has been to help people in businesses around the world to have meetings regardless of distance. Based on our success, we know that remote collaboration is a smooth way to save time, money and at the same time contribute to a more sustainable world. Crystal clear audio and a sharp video image are essential for efficient meetings, this is why we only focus on cutting-edge technology in our Collaboration Solutions. Our audio technology OmniSound® is built into all Konftel Conference phones and devices. The products are sold globally under the Konftel brand and our headquarter is based in Sweden. Read more about the company and our products at konftel.com.
Climate Neutral is a non-profit organization creating the new trusted consumer standard for corporate climate action. The Climate Neutral Certified label empowers consumers to consciously support companies that measure their entire carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety, and implement strategies to reduce it moving forward. Climate Neutral’s standardized process makes it easier for companies to estimate their greenhouse gas footprint, identify credible carbon offsets, and prioritize measures to reduce their emissions. To learn more about Climate Neutral, visit climateneutral.org.