2050 is an environment and climate-driven company. We strive to reach a society where the global temperature rise is halted, and where ultimately all the nine planetary challenges or all the 16 environmental targets are met.
Our indirect impact is far greater than our direct – we assist our partners in improving their work on climate change and environment and inspire others to follow. But we do not take it as an excuse to skimp on our own work on climate change and environment; we minimize our impacts and offset the remaining emissions by a good margin.
In eight areas we refuse to follow normal business practices, and we constantly strive to challenge ourselves and others to expand the list:
We do not fly. We take the train, use video conferences or webinars. The rule can be changed when flights predominantly use renewable fuels with a guaranteed, low impact on the climate.
We are not fossils. By 2030, the Swedish transport sector is to be independent of fossil fuels. At 2050, we want to take that step now. We use vehicles that are predominantly powered by renewable fuels or electricity.
We go vego. Beef, transports and buildings needs to reduce their climate impact and that is why our own representation is vegetarian.
We have no giveaways. There are already too many memory sticks, pens and calendars. 2050 refuses to increase the number of unnecessary giveaways. Instead, we will collect pens, memory sticks and other things that abound in our business but may be needed elsewhere. All public material that we produce is available for download on our website.
We do not buy new when it can be avoided. Office furniture, kitchen materials and much more are already in abundance in the market. We buy second hand – better for the environment and more personal!
We have a green policy for the occupational pensions. This means that we work with the pension funds that exhibit the best combination of investment policy, range of sustainable funds and their own sustainability efforts. All employees get to choose their own pension portfolio, but with the recommendation of the funds that best combines sustainability and profitability.
Everything counts. To meet the 2050 target no stone can be left unturned. Therefore we make active environmental choice where it can make a difference in a sustainable direction. Anyone who do not have a meaningful environmental work cannot do business with us.
To ”live as we learn” is not an empty buzzword with us. We are not asking anyone to refrain from eating meat and no one has to sell his or her car to work with us, but we ask of ourselves that we take constant steps in the right direction.