Environmental Outlook

"Vokke understands that the success of the company long-term depends on its connection with the people that are a part of it, the culture that enriches it and the environment that supports it."

Our approach to business

Vokke understands that the success of the company long-term depends on its connection with the people that are a part of it, the culture that enriches it and the environment that supports it. It’s through this understanding that Vokke embraces an internal Environmental Management System that is committed to improving, offsetting and limiting the impact that the company has on the environment.

Sustainability

Our approach to sustainability

Vokke’s Environmental Management System focuses provides both guidelines and mandated requirements on sustainability. As part of this, our EMS defines a Carbon Management Plan that has an ambitious target: offset 100% of the carbon footprint of our Australian IT services by the end of 2018. Vokke will achieve this through internal education, policy and leadership. At the end of the year, Vokke will purchase Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reduction Units (VERs), which were chosen due to their international guarantee, that they are not only verifiable but that they make measurable contributions to sustainable development worldwide. Vokke will purchase VERs focusing on a project that rehabilitates native Australian forests by planting native species of trees and shrubs. This not only ensures that we are minimizing our footprint on the environment, but we’re ensuring the legacy of our beautiful Australian landscape is here for future generations as well.

We align with those who think the same

Our Environmental Management System also has mandated that Vokke will not engage with vendors, suppliers or clients that cause unnecessary or extreme harm to the environment. This not only covers aspects such as pollution but also sustainable procurement; that is, we will not engage with, nor participate in, the exploitation of unfair wages or shallow labour codes.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

Vokke’s Environmental Management System (EMS) outlines standards and targets that are adopted in all our products, services and business processes, and is deeply integrated into our corporate culture. The EMS ensures that:

  • We understand the impact it’s having on the environment, both through the products and services we offer, as well as how we conduct business.
  • We meet or exceed annual targets that either limit or offset our impact on the environment.
  • We ensure that we integrate environmental impact as a factor of business decision making.
  • Educate our employees to make more sustainable choices both while at work, and while at home.
  • Prioritize engagements with clients and vendors who are environmentally responsible.

The EMS provides guidelines on how business operations should be conducted to achieve the above, by looking at the following areas of impact:

  • Waste Management
  • Energy and Carbon Management
  • Water and Food
  • Transport
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Biodiversity