Reporting Boundary: WeFix HQ and fleet (Little Braxted Hall, Little Braxted Ln, Witham, CM8 3EU).
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, fleet, business travel, paper, homeworking (not included in total 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 4 SDG’s.
WeFix, a smartphone and tablet repair service has achieved the Planet Mark certification. Understanding and measuring its carbon footprint is the first step in identifying ways to minimise its impact on the planet. Over the next year, the company will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others.
The company have also measured its social value contributions. This refers to the net social and environmental benefits generated by our team. Measuring its social value gives a holistic insight into its positive contributions to not only the environment but also to society, demonstrating its commitment to meaningfully contribute to a better planet for all.
By being more strategic about its social responsibility, WeFix is able to significantly increase its positive impact and hopes to encourage continual improvements within its community.
“Congratulations to WeFix on first year certification to Planet Mark. WeFix already performs an important and under-recognised role in giving extended life to technology, and the precious metals within them. But the company has gone even further, embedding sustainability into the heart of its operations, by committing to cutting its carbon footprint year on year. I am proud to work with such forward-thinking companies, and am inspired by the WeFix team.”
“Working together with Planet Mark has enabled us to embrace sustainability and opened WeFix up to a new way of working, which will enable us to build a sustainable brighter future for us and our planet. As a company, Sustainability is a key corporate objective for WeFix. We strive to employ sustainability throughout our business practices with our impact to the environment central to all key business decisions. WeFix’s whole business model is centred on preventing tech waste, so we understand impact that tech waste has on the environment. The environmental impacts of mining are far-reaching. So, if we replace these outdated, harsh methods with recycling instead, we can significantly conserve and regenerate the amount of biodiversity on our planet.”
By being more strategic about its social responsibility, WeFix is able to significantly increase its positive impact and hopes to encourage continual improvements within its community. Through Planet Mark, the company has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru. It is also helping the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
While technological advancement is central to any sustainable transition, the way in which we use, reuse and dispose of our technology is critical to reaching global climate goals. Companies working in the technological space must understand the importance of the materials they work with, and the impact excessive extraction can have on the planet. By implementing circular, sustainable practices across the industry, technological solutions to climate change can help reinforce a low-carbon world.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, WeFix has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.