WeTransfer certified ‘climate-neutral’

The cloud-based business has become ‘one of the first’ tech companies to achieve B Corp Status

WeTransfer, the computer file transfer service, has announced its climate-neutral certification, committing to reducing its emissions by 30% by 2025.

Climate Neutral Group and Sustainalize, two companies focused on sustainability management and information, carried out the analysis. WeTransfer’s carbon emissions were measured, as well as its carbon-reduction strategy.

It has become one of the few global tech companies to attain B Corp status, which is the highest standard of certification for companies based on their environmental footprint.

The company is aiming to encourage other cloud providers and tech-based companies to follow suit, looking to achieve more transparency on emission levels across the sector.

Gordon Willoughby, WeTransfer CEO, said: “If we’re to encourage the next wave of innovation by cloud-enabled businesses, the journey towards becoming a greener technology business and achieving net zero as a base line should be far more straightforward.

“We want to see greater transparency from the whole technology supply chain, but also more collaboration between the major global businesses in our industry if we’re to stand a chance of addressing the evident cloud blind spot and giving internet users the clarity they are clamouring for”.

 

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