Sustainability

Having completed our carbon footprint audit for 2021, we are proud to have been verified as Carbon Neutral Plus.

To be carbon neutral, an organisation must offset the CO2 emissions they have produced. To be Carbon Neutral Plus, an organisation must offset by a further 25% of their total emissions.

At Highgate, we double offset our emissions.

Details of what projects our offsetting will help can be found here: Gold Standard Carbon Offsetting projects.

 

Remote Workforce

We are a 100% remote workforce. By eliminating the need for a building and daily commute, this helps us significantly reduce our carbon footprint. Plus, we conduct the majority of our meetings via Microsoft Teams and avoid unnecessary travel too.

4-day week

Reducing carbon footprint through decreased energy use, as well as enabling more sustainable lifestyle changes to employees outside of work. Find out more about our 4-day week here

Supply Chain

We collate information from our supply chain partners, so we are able to identify whose sustainability goals align with ours and work collaboratively to achieve them.

IT Asset Disposal

Ensuring IT equipment is disposed of in a secure yet ethical way.

Find out more here

Sustainability Packs

Each half we send our employees products that will help the environment. Our most recent project sees us collaborating with Agilitas to send all employees at both organisations a packet of wildflower seeds. Wildflowers contribute to biodiversity by being a great food source for bees, feeding birds in the winter and also being the only place that some butterflies plant eggs. Plus, all plants absorb CO2 and pollution.

Our Sustainability Partners

Highgate are proud to support The Global Goals

In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed 17 goals to tackle poverty, equality and climate change.

At Highgate, we are proud to be a ‘Support the Goals’ signatory, find out which more below.

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no poverty

Highgate supports The Foxton Centre, a Preston based charity that supports those in need. Our donations have helped them feed families, contribute towards heating costs and provide essentials to those in emergency accommodation.

At Highgate we actively promote gender equality. We strive to have an inclusive, fair workplace and are proud to have women in leadership roles.

responsible consumption

We align ourselves to partners that deliver services such as IT asset disposal on our behalf. ITAD ensures that equipment is disposed of in a responsible way, avoiding landfill.  We also work with partners that offer break fix services to try to prevent equipment being disposed of unnecessarily.

Additionally, we offer carbon offsetting on new devices purchased. This service is designed to offset the production and ongoing use of computing systems.

Having been certified as Carbon Neutral Plus, Highgate operates with emissions at the forefront of their business. Determined to keep our emissions low and controlled, we have built internal processes that enable us to track their emissions as they go. We are committed to keeping our 100 per cent remote working model to minimise emissions too.

Plus, Highgate have transitioned to a 4-day working week, we have given our employees the chance to make more sustainable lifestyle choices during their additional time off, such as walking or cycling instead of driving.

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