An Important Step along the Way
According to Henriette, in our work towards finding a greener solution to our electricity consumption, one crucial element has been that we are not only focused on ourselves. “By investing in this park, we are contributing to bringing green energy to Denmark. In addition to that, it is crucial that we are not just acquiring green electricity for ourselves, but rather, that we are contributing to the support of a new green company which is a part of a larger network of companies who all work for the benefit of the climate and our common future,” Henriette explains.
The agreement with The 0-Mission results in 50% of the electricity used in our overall production being provided solely by their park. When we have a better balance and adjustment of our organization’s consumption, we can increase this percentage, and we will be doing just that.
”At Danoffice IT, we have a responsibility as a global corporation and we are working on living up to that every day. Therefore, we have various ambitious goals for 2030 in our ESG efforts. Among other things, that includes our declared goal to achieve an overall CO2 reduction of at least 50% by 2030. Furthermore, we need to be at 100% CO2 neutrality by 2050.
Therefore, an agreement such as this one is important. Surely, it does not neutralize our overall imprint immediately, but it is an important step along the way,” Henriette Normann-Ekegren explains.
Nature Must Be Spared
The adaptation to sustainable energy is associated with several challenges, both strategically and culturally. Large installations such as wind turbines and solar cells are given equal amounts of support and resistance.
“At Danoffice IT, it was extremely important to locate a solar park which works in a strategic and biodiverse manner. In The 0-Mission’s parks, there is careful planning in the use of wildflowers and plants. They even had herds of sheep to keep the grass down and fertilize, but they started eating the cables of the installation so they had to put that part of the initiative on hold for the moment. However, overall, their work on biodiversity is remarkable,” Henriette Normann-Ekegren, ESG Manager, Danoffice IT, concludes.
If you would like to know more about this specific initiative or about our ESG efforts in general, please contact Henriette.