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Environment

It is of great importance for Transcom to reduce the impact our operations have on the environment. We focus on the factors where Transcom has most significant environmental impact, which are e-waste, business travel, and energy consumption in our facilities. Our environmental policy and travel policy leads Transcom’s operations into a more environmental friendly direction and optimizes our environmental performance. For example, Transcom has the ambition to reduce the need for business travel by increasing the use of collaboration technology, like online meetings, and adopting a strict approval process to ensure that any business travel undertaken is necessary and efficient. Travel expenses have gone down significantly in the past few years. Failure to mitigate future global climate risks will impact all businesses in the long run, hence this is high on Transcom’s sustainability agenda. Our ambition for 2018 is to have a global real estate and facility management consultant help us reduce energy consumption even further.

Energy Consumption 2017

E-waste

Excellent information technology is a prerequisite for Transcom’s employees to be able to provide high quality services. Hence, Transcom tries to evolve our technology infrastructure to have less environmental impact through seeking to always adopt improved and efficient business solutions to reduce wasteful consumption. When we buy new electronics, we favour environmental friendly technology and equipment. For example, whenever possible we procure ENERGY STAR-labelled retailers. E-waste is another part of the electronics lifecycle, which we take seriously, and therefore follow the Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE Directive) and other country specific e-waste regulations. However, before we let the electronics go to waste we try to extend the useful life as much as possible, also looking at buying refurbished PCs when possible. Transcom has engaged with e-waste management companies in most geographies to deal with e-waste generated in a sustainable manner. When possible we will further develop our e-waste management to encompass a more circular life-cycle approach. Naturally, Transcom follows the precautionary principle by managing risks of negative social and environmental impact in accordance with international guidelines and always adopts a proactive stance to increase the protection of the environment.  

 

 

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