Reporting Boundary: Head office (10th Floor,
Blue Star House, 234-244 Stockwell Rd, Brixton,
London, SW9 9SP)
Emission sources: Electricity, transmission & distribution, natural gas, water, waste, businessntravel, paper, homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 6 SDG’s.
Digital Detox, a humanity-led digital product agency, specialising in design, full-stack development, delivery and digital transformation, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Digital Detox’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Digital Detox’s total carbon footprint in the year ending 31 December 2020 was 9.4 tCO2e, a reduction of 46%. Digital Detox’s total carbon per employee in the year ending 2020 was 0.4 tCO2e, a reduction of 26%.
“Digital Detox are an ambitious agency with a strong sustainable agenda. These results are a huge step towards that ambition becoming reality. For carbon neutral goals to be achieved, they need to be paired with swift and immediate action – and the Digital Detox team is doing exactly that. I am delighted by their progress, and this certification is a marker of great work. Digital Detox is rapidly becoming an exemplar in the industry.”
“As a humanity-led digital product agency specialising in strategy, digital transformation, full stack development and design, we harness technology to benefit people and the planet. That means that wherever possible, we look to take the most efficient, sustainable option, within our business and more recently, for our clients, too. “
Liam added “Since working with the Planet Mark, we have decreased our carbon footprint by 8.64tCO2, created our own, award-winning sustainability blog series, and even launched a product to cut digital sustainability for our clients. The first partnership saved 79,000kg of carbon – that’s the equivalent of driving nearly 200,000 miles – and $1 million open related to sustainable alternatives across culture, cloud, code and customer. We recognise the impact our industry has on the environment, and our responsibility to take action.”
Digital Detox has a simple but ambitious sustainable goal: to become carbon neutral within the next five years. But beyond its own ambitions, the agency also has ambitions for its clients, offering to produce green reports for the digital landscapes of its clients. Through smart technology and practice, it aims to cut both its own, and its stakeholders’, carbon footprints.
Digital agencies have a responsibility to act on climate change. Globally, digital pollution emits more carbon than air travel. Technology use must be compatible with smart and sustainable solutions as the world continues to embrace the digital revolution. As modern consumers become increasingly concerned with their supply chain sustainability, digital agencies must be responsive to this change, through both their internal and external sustainable offerings.
As part of their sustainability approach, Digital detox goal is to become carbon neutral.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Digital Detox has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.