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.
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:
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 Tribals, India
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.
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.
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.