Pico Technology has long tried to be environmentally friendly, but with the more recent IPCC and UN reports, it became obvious that much more needed to be done. Taking the science, the threat of climate change and environmental biodiversity loss into account, we feel that it is more important than ever to act.
With this in mind, we have created an internal group called Pico Planet.
The group is cross-department and consists of volunteers with experience and knowhow in going green. With the help of this group, we have set the following target: to become carbon neutral by 2030. We take this work very seriously and hope to become a blueprint that other businesses can follow.
The company will be monitoring, not just CO2 emissions (from business travel, energy usage in our buildings and the way our employees travel to work), but our water usage and waste management.
We will also be looking at how our products work, with a view to improving their efficiency and the materials used in their construction, as well as working towards recycling and reconditioning old products into new.
By doing this we’re aiming to decrease our company’s carbon footprint and encourage our employees to do the same, increase our competitive advantage and prepare for the inevitable government regulations.
Moving forward, we hope to develop ties with other local companies and organisations to create a movement of change, bringing every business’s environmental responsibilities to the forefront of the decision-making process.