MapServe® Becomes Carbon Negative

Written by Stefani Mavrou on

Respecting the environment and promoting a more sustainable future is something we take very seriously at MapServe® and we know how important it is for plenty of our customers. It is an obligation that becomes even more pressing as accumulating data indicates the worldwide threat that climate change presents to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security, and economic growth.

To limit global warming to 1.5°C, scientists suggest that we rapidly decarbonize our businesses and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This requires corporate leadership as it plays an important role in responding to this existential crisis by inventing low-carbon products and services and rapidly transitioning to low-carbon products and services. In connection with the CDP's Climate Change Report, Signify has been on the list of leaders since 2017, demonstrating its willingness to act and mitigate its impact. Its science-based aim of reducing emissions to 1.5°C is one of the most ambitious in the world; it is growing its usage of renewable energy, and it is effectively engaging its value chain by asking for disclosure through CDP from its suppliers.

In addition to avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions, offsetting them is an important step in overall climate protection. Greenhouse gases such as CO2 are evenly distributed in the atmosphere which means that the concentration of greenhouse gases is about the same all over the world. Therefore, the global concentration of greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect are irrelevant where on earth emissions are triggered or avoided.

We are happy to announce that we are now carbon-negative due to our collaboration with Tree-Nation. You can visit our reforestation progress here: 

MapServe®'s Reforestation progress

Man planting a tree

A more in-depth look at our carbon-negative initiatives

Our carbon-negative goal for the year resulted from our investment in reforestation around the world. 

Trees for TribalsIndia

The Adivasi Bhatra, Gond, and Abhuj Maria tribes rely on woods for food security and a living through harvesting forest products. The initiative entails the planting of highly valued native trees in several communities, with the purpose of assisting in the restoration of forests, the enhancement of ecosystem services, and the development of the rural economy.

woman harvesting         Woman walking in the forest 

Eden Projects, Mozambique

Due to the widespread destruction of mangroves, Eden launched the effort in 2018 to restore the health of the woods that border the rivers and shoreline. The initiative assists local people in planting and managing mangrove forests, provides long-term job and livelihood benefits to local populations, and safeguards species that depend on mangrove forests to thrive.

giraffe in a forest           men harvesting

Reducing our emissions

While we believe that offsetting our emissions is vital, we also understand that actively trying to reduce our impact is essential. Here are a few of the reduction efforts we're working on:

  • Compensate emissions that cannot yet be avoided by using this carbon-offsetting charity that plants trees around the world
  • Ensuring that all employees have easy access to video conferencing technology in order to reduce the use of carbon-intensive modes of transportation.
  • Our business is 100% online-based so that means that there are 0 transport emissions.
  • We use eco-friendly software and web services with a long-term commitment to using only renewable energy.

Visit Tree Nation for more information about MapServe®'s environmental activities.