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    Sustainable Development

    Our goal as a sustainable development company is simple; we will become carbon neutral within the next five years.

    Digital pollution emits more carbon than air travel and sending one less email each day could reduce the UK’s carbon footprint by 16 tonnes per year. The solution isn’t simply to build fewer digital experiences - it’s all about building smarter, using reusable components wherever possible and ensuring our applications and platforms are as light and efficient as possible.

    We use industry insight and knowledge, coupled with digital advancements and opportunities, to help shape our own sustainable development approaches within Digital Detox. Then we extend this service to clients, using the approaches we have proven to work within our own team.

    This is how we inspire change for organisations who are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and becoming more ethical, sustainable businesses.

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    Green Report

    The Green Report is our benchmark of sustainable development best practice and has already had an impact for some of the largest enterprise organisations in the UK.

    Climate change remains one of the most critical global challenges facing humanity.
    VODAFONE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS REPORT (2019)

    The Green Report is the first step towards taking measurable action on Climate Change within large enterprise organisations.

    The report seeks to explain;

    • why carbon footprints matter
    • what impact employee and customer behaviours have on the environment
    • how we can make positive choices to reduce digital waste
    • and where to find the resources and tools to make a difference

    If you request a Green Report for your business, we’ll work with you to understand the technical landscape and find out where energy and resources are currently applied to run end-user applications. We’ll then explore how to improve sustainability across four areas of your company; Culture, Cloud, Code and Customers.

    Finally, we’ll support you in making incremental efforts to implement the changes detailed within the report. It’s a highly targeted and action-based approach to tackling Climate Change.

    Read more about our work on the Green Report here.

    Digital carbon footprint

    Did you know that every time you send an email, you add to your personal and professional digital carbon footprint? Think about the electricity that powers your laptop and the Wifi signal that facilitates your email connection - this is what we mean when we refer to digital pollution.

    We empower organisations to make manageable and incremental changes to reduce their digital carbon footprint.

    We’ll review your existing practices and processes and make suggestions on how to change them to become more sustainable. This may refer to how you measure business success, such as website KPIs. Or it may appeal to your company structure, digital tools, Cloud computing strategy and future roadmap.

    Sustainable design approach

    Sustainable design refers to an ongoing intention to minimise environmental impact as a result of your digital outputs. Because there is no standardised benchmark for digital sustainability, the onus still falls on each business to keep learning, reviewing and changing to be as ethical and sustainable as possible in their approaches.

    At Digital Detox, we continue on our own sustainable design journey in-house. This means we’re well placed to empathise with clients on how challenging the process is, but equally can recognise the benefits and value a more sustainable design approach will provide.

    According to the World Economic Forum, digital technology can cut global emissions by 15%. It’s not about building less, it’s about building smart.
    Liam Snelling, MD Digital Detox
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    Sustainable development is challenging but the single most rewarding technical endeavour your business will undertake. To find out how we can support your sustainable development goals,
    get in touch.

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