Konftel Strengthens Climate Neutral Ethos

In recognition of Earth Day, collaboration endpoint specialist Konftel announced it has strengthened its sustainability ethos with a series of greener measures to help secure official Climate Neutral status for the third year in a row.

The manufacturer, with a growing global footprint, became the first in the UC industry to become Climate Neutral certified, where all greenhouse gas emissions have been offset by credits, to support various projects around the world.

Konftel joins a growing movement of more than 260 brands  achieving the standard, based on a three-step process that comprise:

  • Measuring its 2021 greenhouse gas emissions footprint
  • Purchasing verified carbon credits to offset that footprint
  • Implementing plans to reduce emissions during 2022 and beyond

Together the brands have measured and offset 783,768 tons of carbon. As part of this year’s commitments, Konftel will cut the use of plastic bags in some of its most popular products by 50 percent, look to increase renewable energy at main manufacturing facilities and also reduce car commuting of staff by 40 percent.

In an era of agile working with huge demand for conferencing and collaboration hardware, protecting the planet is as important as connecting the world, for Konftel, said CMO Stefan Eriksson.

“Buying from Konftel ensures our customers have a ‘clear climate conscience’ that there are zero net carbon emissions from our manufacturing processes,” Eriksson said. “We believe every company should be climate neutral and invest in our planet. It’s about measuring, offsetting and reducing emissions to help the world become net-zero by 2050.”

He continued: “There are many effective ways we are helping. For example, we will cut the use of polythene bags in our products boxes for the Konftel 800 conference phones and Konftel Cam20 and Konftel Cam50 cameras by 50 percent by 2023. For cables and other small parts today shipped in poly bags, we will either shift to biodegradable bags or if possible just exclude the bags completely.

“In addition, we aim to increase the renewable energy ratio by 10% at our main contract manufacturer’s facilities by 2023. We will also dramatically reduce car commuting of staff compared to pre-pandemic levels. By promoting a hybrid workstyle with flexibility in work location, staff will not be required to commute to corporate offices to the same extent as before,” Eriksson added.

Learn more about Konftel’s Climate Neutral status here.