Since the beginning, we've been trying to make a positive difference in society and the environment. We take a proactive approach to looking out for ways to be more sustainable and help create a greener future. This page contains a first effort to formalise our climate action plan, new evolutions will be published as updates to this page.

Starting at our ROOTS

From the beginning, our founders have held a sustainable environment close to their hearts. Jonas, a biostatistician by trade, understands the importance of preserving the delicate balance of our natural world. Bart, who spends much of his off time in nature, either running, cycling, or mountaineering, is acutely aware of human activity's impact on our planet.

Their shared passion for environmental conservation has shaped our company's culture and values, and we are committed to taking concrete steps to protect our planet. Through a combination of reduced emissions, increased energy efficiency, and sustainable practices, we aim to minimise our environmental footprint and do our part to ensure a healthy and vibrant planet for future generations.

Measures

These efforts are manifested through ad-hoc initiatives, such as tree-planting events, waste management reminders, and recycling & upcycling programs for used electronics. Dataroots understands that small, collective actions can make a significant difference in reducing our environmental footprint.

In addition to these informal initiatives, Dataroots has implemented more formal measures to minimise its environmental impact. These include:

  • Providing a mobility budget for employees, encouraging them to opt for more sustainable transportation alternatives.
  • Our facilities use energy-efficient heat pumps, reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Installing electric vehicle charging stations and a step-by-step promotion of hybrid & full electric cars among employees.
  • Minimising waste generation by offering eco-friendly drink and beverage options in the workplace.

We are committed to continuing the positive trend of reducing our environmental footprint. We are actively following up on the following projects:

  • The full electrification of our car fleet in the coming years.
  • Creating an end-to-end view of the carbon footprint of internal cloud infrastructure, customer-managed infrastructure, and customer-provided infrastructure.
  • Optimising our net-zero-focused service offering to maximize our efficacy in supporting our clients' net-zero roadmap.
  • Further optimisation of internal waste reduction, sorting, recycling, and upcycling processes.

The successful implementation and development of Dataroots' climate plan rely on the collaborative efforts of key actors within the company. Joke Goedeweeck, Head of HR, serves as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) responsible for overseeing and managing these initiatives.

Dataroots has established a feedback and follow-up mechanism involving the Employee Advisory Board and the Coordination Team to ensure transparency and continuous improvement. These groups work together to monitor the progress of the climate plan, provide valuable input, and suggest new ideas to further enhance the company's environmental sustainability.

In conclusion, Dataroots' climate plan reflects the company's continuous commitment to positively impacting society and the environment. By implementing ad-hoc and formal measures and fostering a culture of sustainability, Dataroots is leading the way toward a greener future for its team.

Our service offering

We believe that the fight against climate change is a collective effort. That's why we don't limit our sustainability efforts to internal practices. We translate these efforts into our service offerings, supporting our clients' data-driven journey towards a net-zero future.

We provide smart, data-driven decision support tools that help customers minimise their carbon footprint and help them understand the environmental impact of their data infrastructure.

Furthermore, we proudly support various research and government efforts in this domain through Dataroots Research. Our team of experts is dedicated to finding innovative solutions that help our clients meet their innovation goals while contributing to a healthier planet. We believe that working together can create a more sustainable future for all.

Continuous improvement

Acknowledging that Dataroots' climate plan is a dynamic initiative that will continuously evolve based on new insights and available financial means is crucial. We recognise the importance of remaining adaptable to the ever-changing environmental landscape and needing to be mindful of financial constraints. Dataroots is committed to regularly reviewing and updating its plan to ensure that it effectively reduces its environmental footprint and contributes to a greener future.