At Salesloft, we exist to make lives better - the lives of our customers, our partners, our employees, and the world. We are committed to standing up for what we believe in and doing our part to ensure the world is a healthy, diverse, and inclusive place where we can all live our best lives. Lofters take our responsibility seriously. We believe that climate is a global issue and that we have a duty to invest in keeping our planet clean. Working together, we will operate in an energy-efficient way to reduce the environmental impact of our business and conserve the earth’s resources.
of carbon offset since 2021
That's like taking 474 cars off the road, permanently.
Salesloft has partnered with Green Places to build a flight emission reduction policy around sustainable air travel. As a first step, we'll be looking at how lofters travel today -- and building a company policy around lower flight emissions. We'll posting updates on this policy, as well as the progress we make towards lower emissions in the coming months. Stay tuned! More on sustainable air travel: according to experts, 3-4% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from commercial air travel. While there are several promising solutions to reduce travel emissions on the horizon, there are also ways companies can fly smarter right now. The first step is to determine exactly what warrants business travel and eliminate any travel that can be deemed unnecessary. When booking flights, businesses can commit to use Google’s flight carbon calculator and choose flight paths with the least emissions. Combined, these practices are cost saving and better for the environment, lowering overall emissions and eliminating unnecessary travel.
Salesloft is enlisting the help of Green Places to help us lower our emissions related to the office commute. As we return to the office, we want to return in ways that are healthier for the planet. As a first step here, Green Places is going to be conducting a commuter audit to understand how lofters make it to our office. Once we know how everyone travels, we'll be identifying opportunities to reduce our commuting emissions through access to better policies, and options for lofters everywhere. Green Places sustainability analysts will be diving into this data to help us reach this goal! More on commuting below In 2019, passenger cars produced the most carbon emissions compared to all other transportation methods in the United States. In cities with public transportation options, clean commuting could be taking the bus or riding the subway - both of which lower your carbon footprint as a commuter. Biking and walking in larger cities are options that completely eliminate the emissions from burning fossil fuels. As a company, offering clean commuting incentives can encourage employees to reduce their footprint and serve as a reminder that you are committed to climate action.
Green Places is helping us fight waste inside the Salesloft office. We're going to start with an audit to understand our sources of waste including food, paper, and electronics. Once we finish our waste audit, we'll have more to share about our opportunities and strategies for waste reduction. We'll be looking at upstream and downstream options for us to make waste a priority in 2022, and are excited about working with the Green Places team to achieve that goal. Stay tuned for updates on this initiative!
In 2021, Salesloft invested in the Kootznoowoo Project in Alaska This project protects 20,159 acres of forest located on the Dolomi and Dora Bay stretches of Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. 8,000 acres of this project are classified as an old-growth forest - forests with large, old (alive and dead) trees that are virtually undisturbed by human impact. These forests serve as an ecological staple to local animals and nearby communities. This project is unique because it is owned by the native Haida and Tlingit people, who have inhabited this land for over 1,000 years, and managed alongside the United States Forest Service. This joint protection responsibility ensures that indigenous territories are protected and natives voices are heard. This land is home to twelve fish bearing streams and is saturated with various types of berry bushes that are historically significant in the Dolomi and Dora Bay.
In 2021, we invested in a Clean Energy project in the Charanka Village in the Indian state of Gujarat. This solar grid project is the first of its kind for India. The solar plant produces 25 megawatts (MW) of electricity and is connected to the Indian electricity grid - meaning the country is diversifying its energy sources and creating a more resilient grid. Through the use of power purchase agreements, nearby residents and workplaces can choose to have their energy sourced from this sustainable energy solution.
In 2021, we supported a project in Vermont overseen by The Nature Conservancy to keep this area wild and prevent development on the property. It is centered around the conservation and protection of Burnt Mountain Natural Area. Burnt Mountain Natural Area is a 5,408-acre forest plot that will remain “forever wild.” “Forever wild” is the highest available legal protection for land in the United States, meaning that the forest must be protected in its natural condition in perpetuity.
People want to join Salesloft because we exist to make lives better; the lives of our customers, salespeople, and our employees. Our founders started Salesloft to create a place where people could learn more, do more, and become more through service to others. We have five core values ingrained in our culture: put customers first, team over self, glass half full, focus on results, and bias towards action. We’ve fostered outstanding organizational health with investment in two key areas. First, there’s a common thread among the people we hire: they embody our core values, are hardworking, driven, and customer-obsessed with a lot of heart. At Salesloft, everyone can be their authentic selves. Here, diversity is celebrated and inclusion is expected. Second, our employees have the best benefits in the game. Our benefits support the unique needs of Lofters (Salesloft employees) -- from helping new parents and saving for retirement, to supporting mental and physical health and enabling workplace flexibility. . The proof is in the pudding: we are frequently recognized for our award-winning culture by Atlanta’s Best Places to Work, Glassdoor Best Places to Work, Fortune's Best Workplaces, Comparably's Best Places to Work, and Inc.‘s Best Workplaces.