DEPT®

This company is a Climate Neutral Supporting Brand. They have provided a charitable donation to support Climate Neutral's work. (This donation does not change the requirements of their verification).

Brand

DEPT®

DEPT®

Industry

Professional Services

First Certified

2020

Current Certification Year

2022

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Sustainability Story

We started DEPT® to build the best digital agency in the world. Now, we want to build the best digital agency for the world. Technology is changing how people interact. How products and services are imagined, created and delivered. It is transforming and reshaping businesses, economies and life itself. It is also challenging some of the world's biggest problems - from climate change and inequality to environmental degradation. It makes cities smarter, supply chains shorter and consumption more conscious. And, because technology is what we do, we want to help our clients unlock power of digital to help solve their sustainability challenges. This is how we can make the biggest impact as an agency. Sustainable thinking is becoming part of our way of working. Our clients can rest assured it has been integrated in our processes and services. Every project is a potential impact project. We will be the best for the world on three levels: We want to protect the climate: we are carbon neutral today, and want to be carbon negative by 2023. We will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than our organisation emits each year. We want to accelerate responsible production & consumption via the work we do for our clients: in 2023, projects with a positive social or environmental impact will compose more than 15% of our total revenue. We want to be a diverse, equal and inclusive organisation: by 2023 our workforce is a solid representation of society at large and more than 40% of our managers are female or nonbinary.

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What is Climate Neutrality

A state in which human activities result in no net effect on the climate system. Requires balancing of residual greenhouse gas emissions with reductions or removals. All Climate Neutral Certified brands must meet climate neutrality standards for measuring, offsetting, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from making and delivering products and services.

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DEPT® achieved Climate Neutral Certification as part of 's certification process. 's measurement, offsetting and reduction plans fully account for DEPT®'s 2021 emissions

01 Measure

DEPT® measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

GHG Scope 1 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.

338 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

338 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

9,759 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

10,435 tCO2e

02 Offset

DEPT® invested in projects outside of their value chain to compensate for all of their measured carbon emissions. This step supports their climate neutrality designation, and enables DEPT® to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$87,208

DEPT®'s credits came from:

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Wind ?

Emissions Offset ?
Offset equivalency

For reference, reducing a footprint by 1000 tonnes is roughly equal to removing 230 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.

10,435 tCO2e

03 Reduce

DEPT® has set targets and identified actions to reduce their emissions from operations and their supply chain. These actions will enable DEPT® to emit fewer emissions in the future.

Mid Term Targets

DEPT® has committed to reducing 2021 emissions 50% by 2030.

This target is aligned with global trajectories to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Mid Term Targets

This target is aligned with global trajectories to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Reduction Actions

DEPT® is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

Current Year Reduction Actions

01

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from future office buildings we acquire this year.

How We'll Reduce It

We will work with our operations team and our realtors to ensure that at least one large office (>800 square feet) is LEED or BREEAM certified.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to continue to reduce emissions from travel by 7% YOY from 2019, especially with airline business travel and specifically for our company-wide Dept Fest.

How We'll Reduce It

We will adjust our travel policy to more stringently include accommodation and continue to maximise land travel where it makes sense and book bulk flights when possible to reduce airline mileage.

03

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from our supply chain, specifically for our offices.

How We'll Reduce It

We will work with our office managers to localise each individual office’s supply chain and/or ensure they’re working with environmentally friendly suppliers.

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

25%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce our non-renewable energy consumption in all our offices

How We'll Reduce It

By having more than 50% of all office space accredited on a Green Building Standards Accreditation we will ensure that all insulation standards are high (reducing the need for energy) and energy supply is from low-impact renewables

02

75%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce our emissions from business travel by 7% relative to our size, year on year from a base year of 2019.

How We'll Reduce It

We're going to re-write our entire global travel policy, mandating electrified train travel where possible, removing point to point air travel, encouraging video conferencing, applying only eco-hotel partners and creating a Co2 budget

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What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

Completed Reductions

01 Measure

DEPT® measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

02 Offset

DEPT® invested in projects outside of their value chain to compensate for all of their measured carbon emissions. This step supports their climate neutrality designation, and enables DEPT® to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

DEPT® is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.