In the contract catering sector, the topic of sustainability is playing an increasingly important role. Efforts to reduce waste, the increased switch to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, and the reduction of food-related CO₂ emissions emphasize this movement. With the qnips system, we support our customers in this process and would therefore also like to take responsibility as a company in terms of sustainability.

We want to become climate neutral and reduce our CO₂ footprint!


Sustainable everyday work

At qnips, we have been trying to make our corporate culture increasingly sustainable for some time now - for example, by using green electricity and district heating, as well as a paper-free office. We also promote the use of public transportation. Even though these measures are already reducing our CO₂ emissions, we are aware that they are only a drop in the bucket.

That is why we have decided to do more!


Our footprint

As a company, we emitted an average of 175 tons of CO₂ last year. The majority of these emissions came from the purchase of digital services and the operation of servers and computers. As a software company, the use of these services and devices is a central part of our everyday work. Manufacturing costs, transport and energy consumption are responsible for the high proportion of CO₂ emissions from digital devices. Other areas, which we had originally assessed as supposedly large emission factors, such as company cars and business travel, caused fewer emissions than expected, also due to the Corona pandemic.


Offset & Reduction

Thanks to our partnership with Cozero, we were able to identify and understand our carbon footprint and derive appropriate actions from it. From the completed calculation of our CO₂ emissions for the last year, two subsequent tasks emerged: offsetting current emissions and targeting future emissions reductions. After extensive research into compensation measures, we decided on a portfolio solution - the CO₂ emitted, including a buffer, will be offset proportionally via various compensation projects.


Supporting projects

When selecting offset projects, we focus on topics related to the food service or catering industry, which is why we support a cooking stove project in South America, for example. This project provides families in Honduras with heat-efficient, low-smoke cooking stoves that require 50% less fuel to heat than conventional cooking stoves. As a result, families have to collect less wood - this counteracts deforestation and the time saved can be invested in the children's education.


Future responsibility

After having compensated our emissions for the last year, we can call ourselves CO₂-neutral (at least for this period). However, we also know that the topic of climate neutrality does not end there - quite the opposite: it is just beginning. It's a journey without an end, but with many intermediate goals that can be achieved even with small steps. Now we must continue to track our emissions, reduce them in a targeted manner and continue to compensate for unavoidable emissions!

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