Planetly supports PeoplePath on their way to carbon neutrality

PeoplePath is a global leading provider of cloud-based platforms designed to engage and manage relationships with candidates, current and former employees.
 
Motivated to take action against climate change, PeoplePath worked with Planetly to analyse, reduce and offset their carbon footprint. Through this collaboration, PeoplePath achieved the first milestone of the company's sustainability initiative: becoming a carbon neutral company for 2019 and 2020.
 
This is just the first step. PeoplePath is working on strategies and derives measures to continuously reduce its carbon footprint.

Industry:
Software & Professional Services
Headquarters:
Munich, Germany
Locations:
Munich, Pilsen, Seattle, New York
Employees:
60+
738 t
Carbon Offset
(2019 & 2020)
3
Offset Projects
(2019 & 2020)
2019 onwards
Analysis Period
About peoplepath

Background & Objectives

PeoplePath develops ‚Äúpeople platforms‚ÄĚ to build connection and trust between organisations and people throughout their career journey.
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Sustainability is a key area of PeoplePath’s corporate social responsibility commitment. It is something that is driving everyone at PeoplePath and they are excited to make a real impact with Planetly as a partner.
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In this joint project, Planetly and PeoplePath have analysed the carbon emissions of all business activities in order to develop sustainable reduction measures and offset the entire carbon footprint for 2019 and 2020.

‚ÄúSustainability is very important for us at PeoplePath. With Planetly as a partner, we were able to analyse our carbon footprint and can now develop sustainable reduction measures to make a positive impact.‚ÄĚ

footprint

PeoplePath's Carbon Footprint

PeoplePath’s carbon footprint comprises the sum of greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere by all aspects of the company’s operations.

The company’s carbon footprint takes into account not only direct and energy-related emissions (Scope 1 and Scope 2) but also the emissions generated in the value chain by service providers and purchased products and services (Scope 3).

Analysis Results

The largest share of PeoplePath’s 2020 footprint was caused by procurement emissions such as external services the company uses. The second largest share comes from employee emissions such as employee commute. Office and building emissions account for the third largest part of the footprint.

274 t CO2e
total carbon emissions (2020)
178.8 t CO2e
Procurement emissions
53.8 t CO2e
Employee emissions
40.6 t CO2e
Building emissions
Outlook

PeoplePath Plans to Further Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

PeoplePath plans to even more actively manage and reduce their corporate carbon footprint moving forward and will, therefore, develop an action plan to put this into practice.
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PeoplePath already has a generous home office policy which allows employees to work from home at times, thus reducing the commuting of employees. In addition, office space has already been rented for years in modern buildings with low energy consumption, especially at the HQ in Munich, where the entire building is LEED-certified.
 
The company appointed local climate officers for their offices who will further drive the sustainability journey for PeoplePath.

CLimate action

PeoplePath’s Climate Action Portfolio

Offsetting is a relevant stepping-stone to have an immediate impact on unavoidable emissions. PeoplePath therefore decided to offset the company’s carbon footprint from 2019 and 2020 by supporting climate projects in Peru, India, the Netherlands, China and Kenya. PeoplePath’s climate action portfolio is a mix of certified, high-quality project types, including rainforest protection, renewable energy development and community projects.

REDD+ Rainforest
Protection Project

Peru
1 / 5

Large-Scale Solar
Project

India
2 / 5

Biogas
‚ÄćProject

Netherlands
3 / 5

Biogas
‚ÄćProject

China
4 / 5

Cookstoves
‚ÄćProject

Kenya
5 / 5