Codec is proud to publish our sustainability strategy for 2022-2025.
The impacts of climate change are there for all to see – there has never been a more important time for companies to step up and address the challenges facing society today. Hand in hand with efforts to combat climate change, companies need to also develop strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth.
As a thriving, growing company with over 250 employees in 6 locations, Codec have become ever more aware of our place in society and the increasing need to take clear and meaningful actions to lessen our impact on the planet, to contribute to communities in which we work and to empower our customers to become agents for positive change.
We take our responsibilities seriously and over the past number of years have developed several initiatives and programmes to address sustainability. This strategy develops and expands on these areas and provides us with tangible targets to help reduce our carbon emissions and become a more sustainable organisation.
In addition, as a key strategic Microsoft Gold Partner, Codec has signed up to the Microsoft Partner Pledge which is informed by Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in quality Education (SDG 4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8), Climate Action (SDG 13) and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16).
Through the Codec Sustainability Strategy, our own strategic priorities are strongly aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. Our objectives and actions as detailed throughout our strategy are designed not only to advance the SDGs through our priority action areas but also to promote awareness of and engagement with the SDGs among our employees and in our relationships with our contractors, partners and customers
To develop and formalise our strategy, Codec engaged the services of a 3rd party specialist company, Change by Degrees, to work with us to create a sustainability plan which provides clarity around our SDG goals, our commitment to emissions targets and how we will deliver on these.
This plan is the culmination of several months’ work and has been developed in collaboration with an internal steering committee comprising representatives across the organisation including sales, marketing, facilities, HR as well as project management and quality management teams.
Thanks to the dedication and support of our partners we now have a meaningful, actionable, and measurable sustainable development plan with very real targets and accountability which ultimately helps us to reach our mission of “mobilising Codec’s strengths in people and solutions"