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At Republik, the Creation of Social Capital has always been about raising awareness and improving our impact on the planet. The fight against climate change is a major emergency, and every company – regardless of its size and field of activity – must implement measures to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Although the operations of an agency like ours produce much less GHGs than those of many other companies, the fact remains that our digital activities, which have been growing since the adoption of telework, are a considerable source of emissions. Our approach aims to measure, minimize, offset, and ultimately eliminate our direct GHG emissions, i.e. those related to our operations (scope 1), our energy supply (scope 2), and possibly our indirect emissions, i.e. those related to our clients' operations. (scope 3).
The green committee first wanted to formulate Republik's green policy explicitly. It has five main sections:
Waste management which includes recycling, compost, and returnable bottle collection
Waste reduction which includes using reusable dishes, buying food in bulk, going paperless, and getting into the habit of emptying your email inbox
Energy-efficient practices which include the habit of turning off lights, unplugging computer equipment, and using energy-efficient light bulbs
Transportation which includes an amount of $300 per year offered to everyone at Republik to encourage active or public transportation, showers made available, and the commitment to always locate our offices near a metro
Telecommuting which includes offering advice to the Republik team about recycling and composting at home, prioritizing eco-responsible and local work materials, and reusing electronic equipment
After adopting an eco-responsible policy which aims, among other things, to encourage ecological practices, both in the office and in teleworking, and which describes the treatment of electronic waste, of which we are often less aware, the team has also developed a responsible procurement policy that affects all products used at the agency, in addition to regularly sharing resources concerning the well-being of the planet with our colleagues.
In 2022, the committee retained the services of an expert firm in GHG inventory to calculate Republik's carbon footprint – whose main sources are offices, transport and the sum of our digital activities – with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality. This is the agency's largest work site in terms of the environment, in addition to:
Once our carbon footprint report has been completed, it will be published on this page.