Environmental Policy
 

 

We are the Registry for the .eco domain, the online home for the global environmental community. As an active member of the community, we are committed to working to build a better Internet and a better world.


Working with like-minded people and organizations, we can reduce waste, water and energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. At the same time, we will seek opportunities to increase positive impacts for people and the planet. We are committed to reporting biannually on our environmental impacts and are Climate Smart certified.

We’d welcome your feedback on this environmental policy, and encourage you to check out some of the neat .eco tools that help small business track their environmental footprint, like Ducky.eco.

Maintaining a .eco profile is a great first step in setting up your environmental policy, and it’s also a great way to summarize your policy if you already have one. We built it to help you get on board with sustainability work. For example, here’s what our .eco profile looks like

Find your .eco name here and start your eco-journey today!


 

1. Energy


Policy:
 To limit our energy consumption, we ensure computers and monitors operate in energy saving mode, and turn them off when not in use. We also use LED lighting wherever possible and turn off lighting when the office is not in use.

How we measure: Energy consumption

2. Emissions


Policy:
 To limit the greenhouse gas emissions that we create, we minimize our road and air travel by using video-conferencing and encouraging working from home. We also encourage walking, cycling, and using public transport for staff commuting by providing lockers and a safe place to store bicycles.

How we measure: CO2e emissions according GHG Protocol published by World Resources Institute and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.

3. Waste

 

Policy: To limit the amount of garbage that goes to landfill we

  • Extend the life of all our existing electronic equipment wherever possible.
  • Recycle any end-of-life electronics through a responsible on-shore service.
  • Reduce printing.
  • Recycle all paper and paper products.
  • Recycle toner cartridges with a reputable provider.
  • Provide lunch facilities including a fridge and reusable dishes and cutlery.
  • Recycle all plastic, glass and metal containers.
  • Compost organic waste.


How we measure: 
Waste to landfill, diversion rate for recyclable material.

4. Purchasing

 

Policy: To encourage and support businesses that are part of the global environmental community, we maintain a Supplier Policy outlining actions we undertake, including:

  • Favour suppliers with eco-certifications (like greenseal.eco or geca.eco) and that support diversity, including minority and women-owned businesses.
  • Purchase electronic equipment that is Energy Star and/or EPEAT Gold certified.
  • Buy FSC certified paper.
  • Choose eco-certified cleaning products. (Like Koala.eco
  • Buy goods that are locally produced where possible.

How we measure: Percent of total purchases made according to our supplier policy.