Reseller unveils 'industry leading' set of sustainability commitments as it acknowledges carbon footprint and e-waste generated by IT industry
Reseller heavyweight Softcat is aiming to implement a carbon net zero supply chain by 2040 as part of newly unveiled sustainability commitments.
Acknowledging the carbon footprint and e-waste generated by the IT industry, Softcat said it is "leading the way" in the industry's response by "embedding sustainability into its operations in line with science-based targets".
It claims to have achieved carbon-neutral status as an organisation as of 2021 - a year ahead of schedule.
Reducing Co2 emissions by 37 per cent over the past five years, removing 2.5 tons of paper waste through innovative print solutions and running its Marlow HQ exclusively off renewable energy are among its other recent achievements it highlighted.
Moving forwards, Softcat said it will work towards expanding its carbon-neutral commitment to its full supply chain and customer solutions by 2040. It will strive to achieve this by carrying out a full supply chain review including all vendors, suppliers and partners, as well as introducing a sustainability scoring system for IT solutions and services it offers customers, among other measures.
Softcat has also pledged to migrate to using renewable energy across all its office locations by 2024.
The reseller juggernaut claims its new sustainability agenda is "industry leading" and will "drive positive change within its organisation and wider IT industry".
"Social Responsibility isn't a particular programme, it should be what we do every day, maximising positive impact and minimising negative impact," said Alastair Wynn, operations director at Softcat (pictured).
"We want to be known as an organisation that allies socially responsible actions with successful business operations to benefit people, deliver sustainable performance and protect the planet for future generations.
"We can drive this change within our own organisation, working with our partners and our supply chain, as well as supporting customers on their socially responsible journey through the technology we provide."