The Netherlands is on the way to a CO2 free country in 2050. If we all help and
do a little extra, it should be possible to reduce emissions and live in a world
where waste does not exist. We should leave a better world behind
for all future generations. By making responsible IT choices together,
we contribute to this together.
When devices are at the end of their life, we give them a second life. If that is not possible, a certified processor disposes of parts in an environmentally friendly way.
When deploying new equipment, we pay attention to economy. Digital workstations and high-quality systems for video calls also help save power in the office. We also want our employees to spend less time in traffic jams.
Avit does not leave it at words when it comes to sustainability, but actually takes action. For example, we have committed to reduce the average emissions per employee by 2.5 percent, compared to reference year 2017. The reduction target covers scope 1, 2 and 3 (business travel). Our people fly less and an increasing number of our co-workers drive hybrid or fully electric vehicles.
At our new office in Vianen we use solar panels, solar boilers, heat pumps and a heat recovery system. We also separate waste at all locations, reduce paper consumption, and switch off the lights in places where no one is present. We use locally generated, green energy and participate in green initiatives as World Cleanup Day.
In the coming years, we will further expand and further embed our field of work in the field of environment, social and corporate governance (ESG). Read our corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach and initiatives for the year 2022 in the report below.
The CO2 Performance Ladder is a CO2 management system that consists of 5 levels. To take a step in line with our sustainability strategy, Avit has certified itself at level 4 of the CO2 Performance Ladder.
WHAT WE DO
We use locally generated, green energy and participate in green initiatives such as World Cleanup Day.
Avit is the first Cisco partner within the Benelux & Nordics to achieve the Cisco Environmental Sustainability Specialization.
On April 12, Cisco launched its Environmental Sustainability Specialization, a new business specialization available to all Cisco partners. Building on Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins' commitment to return 100 percent of end-of-use hardware products to Cisco, this new specialization encourages partners to support Cisco's sustainability promise and participate in Cisco's global initiative to responsibly reuse or recycling of end-of-life products.
Avit joins Cisco's commitment to move from a linear economy where products are used and then discarded to a circular economy that makes better use of our limited natural resources.
We want to continue and expand our sustainability strategy on top of our ISO14001 certification and processes. In this way we work together on a better world and sustainable growth.
As befits Avit, we also think about the human side: we put social sustainability into practice. We do this, among other things, by giving starters and people with reduced chances on the job market work opportunities. We hold the PSO label and continue taking steps in pursuing inclusive employment practices.
We also ensure that our people are mentally and physically fit and engage in lifelong learning. This keeps employees fresh and gives them the knowledge they need to provide our customers with optimal support.
This is how we work together towards a better world and sustainable growth.