GreyOrange began monitoring our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – also known as carbon footprint in 2021 (our base year) – encompassing scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. Our goal is to reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions 20% by 2025 – with a later stage goal of tracking and reducing scope 3 emissions. Scope 1 refers to direct emissions on company premises, scope 2 refers to indirect emissions from purchased electricity, and scope 3 refers to indirect emissions further up and down the supply chain.
During the base year, we measured emissions at our global fulfillment center (GFC-1) and our offices in Gurugram, India. Emissions were 276 tons of CO2 equivalent at GFC-1 and 442 tons of CO2 equivalent at the offices. Per-employee emissions were 1840 kg at GFC-1 and 680 kg at the offices.
These numbers provide a representative picture of GreyOrange’s emissions. However, to yield the fullest possible data on our overall carbon footprint, we have begun efforts to calculate GHG emissions for our other offices in the US and for remote employees under scopes 1, 2 and 3.
At GFC-1 we are transitioning to using renewable energy by installing solar panels to meet 25% of the plant’s energy needs for our production unit. Additionally, our India offices use 100% LED lighting and our Atlanta, Georgia office is changing its lights to LED so that all our office lighting will be 100% LED.
GreyOrange is a leader in environmental, health and safety (EHS) initiatives in our space. The environment and our people’s health and safety are paramount. We conduct EHS audits of all our offices and we have started to collect EHS data for our manufacturing plants and client sites using a consistent framework. And we have achieved results. By tracking potentially unsafe actions and conditions and working to mitigate them, we have achieved more than 1400 accident-free days – almost four years so far – at our manufacturing facility and offices. Our goal is to continue to be accident-free.