The very foundation of ChannelWorks’ business is sustainability. It is one of our core values and reflected in the services we offer to partners and their customers; pre-owned hardware, third-party maintenance, and professional services such as IT divest, buy-back, and ITAD all contribute to a circular economy. We don't just talk the talk, we also walk the walk. ChannelWorks is taking our climate commitment to the next level by becoming Green Places certified Carbon Neutral by tracking our footprint, reducing our emissions and removing carbon from the atmosphere.
of carbon offset since 2022
That's like taking 152 cars off the road, permanently.
We've partnered with GreenPlaces to conduct annual carbon assessments to calculate our footprint, identifying the total emissions our business is responsible for producing and using (directly and indirectly). Understanding our emissions allows us to be smart about what next steps we take on our climate journey. Through these assessments we are measuring and tracking our Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions, and we recently completed our 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report in accordance with GHG protocol.
We have formed an internal team dedicated to helping promote sustainable initiatives at ChannelWorks. Our Green Team is responsible for creating a plan to lower our carbon footprint, engaging employees across the company to get involved, promoting volunteer opportunities, sharing updates on our progress, and assisting with our annual carbon assessments.
ChannelWorks is actively involved in sustainability efforts in our local Atlanta community. We donate our money and time to local organizations, including Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, who are dedicated to ensuring there’s enough clean water in the Chattahoochee River now and for future generations.
In our office spaces, we use Carbon Labels with fast facts and reminders to turn off lights, recycle, unplug appliances, and other tips to help lower our footprint. We also host Sustainability Lunch & Learns to educate our employees and promote more sustainable habits.
ChannelWorks has been a Carbon Neutral business since 2022, which means that our carbon emissions are balanced by carbon negative projects to eliminate our impact on the environment. By investing in verified environmental projects around the globe that reduce or remove carbon from the atmosphere, we have offset 702 metric tons of carbon in 2022 alone!
Hudson Technologies is working to reduce the overall environmental impact refrigerants have on our world by reclaiming and reusing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - the most commonly used refrigerant and a powerful greenhouse gas when released into the atmosphere. Hudson processes used refrigerants to remove oil and water so that they meet specifications for new refrigerant gas, and once restored, they are used in the maintenance of existing and newly manufactured products. By reclaiming, recertifying, and reusing refrigerants - 400,000 lbs to date - this project is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and waste, and promoting a more sustainable means of HFC use and management.
Launched in 2008, The Paradigm Project is a social enterprise providing products, services and opportunities that address basic human needs in the poorest markets of Africa. In Kenya, Paradigm created EzyLife - a company that distributes locally-appropriate, energy efficient cooking technologies to address the financial and environmental problems arising from open fire cooking and traditional stoves used in poor communities. The local jobs that have been created as a result of this project provide lasting benefits including reduced consumption of natural resources and positive impacts for women and girls. Paradigm became one of the first verified projects in the world in 2019 when its social outcomes were verified by an independent agency. Verifications have counted nearly 300,000 people positively impacted by the program, 6.2 million hours and over $3 million dollars in firewood costs saved.
Based in the state of Para in northern Brazil, the Pacajai REDD+ Project aims to prevent the deforestation of native rainforests that can typically be attributed to unregulated harvesting, illegal land clearing, and other human activities. Since its start in 2008, the project has supported local community resource management, provided energy efficient cook stoves for those living on project land, helped educate on pasture and cattle management, and much more. Along with these initiatives, the land boundary is continuously monitored to help identify and prevent any further deforestation or illegal activities.