In 2021 Resurs took further steps to reduce its climate impact, which primarily occurs through business travel, the use of company cars, mailings and purchased energy in the form of electricity and heat. As part of its efforts to be climate neutral in the future, Resurs works on active measures and influencing employees and customers to make climate-smart choices, for example through collaborations with various partners.
As a guideline, it is appropriate to use of the energy mix that is available in each country and, to the greatest extent possible, to choose renewable electricity. The objective is for all electricity used in the Group to come from renewable sources.
In our business travel guidelines, trains are the recommended mode of travel and air travel must always be approved by your immediate supervisor. All employees within Resurs have a responsibility to plan travel and accommodation in an environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way according to Resurs’ guidelines. In our online system for travel bookings, employees can see climate footprints from modes of transport and hotel stays.
Resurs introduced electric vehicles as a company car option in 2021 in order to reduce the climate impact of driving by employees. Today nearly all company cars are electric or hybrid cars, and the fossil fuel-driven cars are being phased out as employees replace them.
An additional example of continually taking steps to reduce environmental impact is customer communication, which is gradually becoming more digitized.
Resurs also attaches great importance to educating its employees and facilitating environmentally conscious choices in their daily work. Therefore Resurs Academy Online Training includes a mandatory environmental course.
Virtual meetings and remote working
One of the most effective ways to reduce climate impact is to replace travel with virtual meetings. In order to facilitate remote work while facilitating efficient meetings between the various offices, Resurs has invested in various technical solutions for virtual meetings. These investments are supplemented by a policy stating that in the future 40 per cent of work may be performed remotely for large parts of the operation,
Analysis of the impact of climat change
In order to analyse primarily the indirect effects that the operations give rise to, Resurs carried out a climate calculation under the GHG Protocol in 2021 (base year 2020). This analysis is now the basis for integrating climate and environment-related risks and opportunities into the Group’s business strategy, governance, risk management and reporting.
Resurs ‘Annual and Sustainability Report contains detailed information on Resurs’ exposure to climate risks.
An operational control approach was applied to the calculations and Scope 2 was calculated using the market-based method.
Financing of energy solutions
Resurs it is actively searching for partners that offer climate-smart solutions to private individuals, such as the installation of solar cells, electric vehicle charging stations and air heat pumps. During 2021 a partner agreement was signed with mortgage institution Hemma, a platform for the transition to sustainable homes. A partnership was initiated with Albie which, together with Resurs, offers charging equipment at a package price with competitive payment solutions. Resurs also began a partnership with Fairown to offer customers the opportunity to subscribe to products in various industries such as consumer electronics, garden machinery and watches.