In addition to the positive environmental impacts we're able to facilitate through the work our customers do every day, we are also committed to increasing the sustainability of our operations and reducing our negative impact on the environment. This commitment applies not just to our internal business operations — but those of our vendors and collaborators in the sector.
As a software as a service technology company, we contract with a number of outside providers to support the services we provide to our customers. In general, when selecting a service provider, sustainability is one of our prime concerns, along with performance, reliability and technical excellence. As we move forward, we will continue to evaluate the environmental impact of the organizations we contract with and will use this information when deciding to renew our contracts. In instances where we feel there is room for improvement, we will pressure our service providers to commit to renewable energy and increase the sustainability of their offerings. For those vendors who are not able to meet our sustainability standards, we use alternate mechanisms to help mitigate emissions impacts, including renewable energy credits and carbon offsets for our energy usage, while maintaining a long-term goal of using 100 percent renewable energy to host our data and power our technical infrastructure. Additionally, we will work with other members of the progressive movement’s technology community to share sustainability best practices and increase accountability and transparency with regard to sustainability as sector norms.
Our work to improve our environmental sustainability is a continuing journey — but one that we’re excited to be on.