Konftel, manufacturers of audio and video conferencing tech, believe that protecting the planet is just as important as connecting the world. The company was the first in the collaboration devices sector to earn official Climate Neutral certification, which has now been successfully extended for the second year in a row.
Understanding Climate Neutral Certification
Climate Neutral Certified status means all greenhouse gas emissions have been offset, across all aspects of the business, from manufacturing and product packaging to transportation. Konftel continues to cut impact at source too with a series of new initiatives announced.
By investing in worldwide carbon credits, forest conservation, renewable energy and carbon capture technologies, all benefit. Forest conservation in Zimbabwe, water filtration in Cambodia and renewable energy in India are some of the many projects to be supported by Konftel so far.
Koftel’s Company History
Being a trendsetter is nothing new for Konftel, according to CMO Stefan Eriksson who cites how the company was the very first to manufacture and sell a commercial conference phone more than 30 years ago. “It all started in a basement in Sweden when a bank director needed a conference phone in his office,” he said. “Today we have grown into one of the biggest players in the world for collaboration endpoint solutions, bringing people closer together.”
Konftel is certified for the second successive year with the Climate Neutral standard, meaning that it has offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions and is taking action to further reduce those emissions.
“Today’s hybrid working trends has triggered a huge explosion is conferencing equipment sales,” Eriksson noted. “But buying from Konftel ensures our customers have a ‘clear climate conscience’ that there is no overall impact on the planet. We believe every company should #beclimateneutral.”
Konftel Record Annual Sales
Eriksson said that it’s not enough to simply provide innovative technology, equipment, and support which helps people communicate more effectively. “We also have to pay attention to our own carbon footprint in a way which encourages others to do the same,” he said. “Stealing a march on our sector rivals and leading from the front is part of our DNA. A Climate Neutral Certified label is displayed on all our products which we are rightly proud of.”
Konftel has generated record annual sales, with an expanding portfolio of video and audio conferencing solutions. Its environment friendly credentials help give it the edge too – an ethos inherent throughout the company.
“Konftel and our other Climate Neutral Certified brands are leading the global shift to a net-zero economy by doing what all companies should be doing immediately: measuring, offsetting, and reducing their carbon emissions,” says Climate Neutral CEO, Austin Whitman. “Our label helps consumers identify these brands. It’s a recognizable and trusted symbol that turns everyday purchases into meaningfully positive climate action.”
As well as the investment in its carbon credit program, Konftel will continue to reduce future business travel by staff, once the pandemic is over. It has replaced all plastic packaging for accessory cables with paper-based alternatives.
Furthermore, new pledges include all company owned cars becoming electric by the end of 2021. Konftel will ‘climate-optimize’ packaging for all deliveries sent from its head office. This includes replacing plastic bubble wrap with recycled paper, minimizing carton sizes, switching from plastic tape and using thermal labels that require less energy and generate less waste. In addition, Konftel will explore options for improved energy efficiency at its biggest manufacturing sites.