Abax becomes carbon neutral two years earlier than planned
Early in 2020, telematics company Abax began its journey to becoming carbon neutral and targeted to achieve this in 2022. In its first sustainability report, the company has announced that it has become carbon neutral two years earlier than planned.
The year 2020 was successful for the company’s value chain having managed to meet all environmental goals, reduce carbon emissions and it started to make its supply chain greener. Emissions were reduced by an impressive 48% and the remaining were offset with PAS 2060 certified carbon projects that support local communities in Central Africa. To do even more, it partnered up with WeForest and has funded over 100,000 trees during the year that will help to combat deforestation in southern Malawi.
During 2020, Abax also began switching to an entirely electric corporate fleet. Along with other initiatives to manage fleet emissions, it has reduced fleet CO2 by 63% from the year before.
The report shows some great work and accomplishment during the year and one of the changes that has a big impact is a redesign of the hardware packaging which is now manufactured CO2 neutral. The goal was to minimise waste and use sustainably source materials, which has been accomplished. In addition to redesigning packaging, the company measures and manages a number of KPIs that help to establish a greener value chain. Of particular interest is the collaboration with the manufacturer; having broadened significantly the scope of sustainable solutions in 2020 with exciting news coming in quarter two of 2021.