Workit Spaces, whose mission is to enable sustainable businesses to thrive by creating innovative ecosystems, is determined to be carbon neutral across its ever growing network of business hubs, SaaS platform and fulfilment centres by 2023.
“Workit Spaces is committed to creating a healthier planet by operating sustainably and incorporating environmental sustainability into the way we do business,” says Managing Director and Co-Founder, Talea Bader,
“We believe everyone – from individuals to business and Government – plays a vital role in reducing the impacts of climate change.”
Guided by the four Rs of environmental sustainability – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Restore – Workit Spaces is adopting and creating low-impact solutions across all of its operations from eCommerce Hubs and hospitality services, to robotised fulfilment centres and last mile delivery services.
Workit Spaces believes in climate change science and uses carbon emissions to set measurable goals that have a real and meaningful impact for the planet.
To this end, Workit has set the ambitious goal of operating carbon neutral by 2023.
“As a startup, only two and a half years into our journey operating ecommerce and coworking hubs, and launching logistics software, warehousing and fulfilment, setting this ambitious target has a tangible cost to our business,” said Bader.
“Our Sustainability targets influences how we design our hubs, software and fulfilment centres – but that’s the point isn’t it.
“When we value and prioritise our environment we think and act differently and it’s a model customers – and investors – are voting for,” finished Bader.
Leveraging innovative solutions and participating in climate action partnerships is a big part of Workit’s Sustainability Strategy, says Lisa Martens, head of Customer Success and Partnerships.
“We’re proud to invest in solutions that are smarter, more efficient and sustainable because this fits with our values,” states Martens.
Workit is exploring green fleet models for its logistics solutions, and renewable energy microgrids that make the best use of their large roof spaces.
“In the past, taking climate action at a commercial scale may have seemed like the impossible dream. But now there’s a rich ecosystem of providers in Australia who are breaking ground with environmental design thinking.
“Don’t get bogged down by the naysayers. Research your industry and start conversations when you come across capability gaps.
“When you bring like-minded people together, the appetite for change is palpable. So set audacious goals, start small and build momentum.”
How will Workit Spaces achieve its 2023 Sustainability target?
- Generating renewable energy to power our ecommerce hubs, our robotised warehouses and fulfilment centres. We will use the roof space on our hubs to do so and are in discussions with providers to design a solution.
- Recycled building materials and sensor based lights and air conditioning to reduce our energy consumption and reuse materials wherever possible.
- Sourcing local produce and drinks for our hospitality zones to reduce transportation and carbon emissions
- Adopting high quality, certified carbon offset programs and tree replanting partnerships
- Making space for the human element of climate action: hosting events that incorporate personal reflection and a platform for advocates to challenge the status quo
- Encouraging our eCommerce members to review their product design, supply chain and packaging choices and making it easier to connect with innovative solution providers and giving them a platform to scale those smart solutions.
Each contribution to reducing carbon emissions and eliminating waste is a step in the right direction. Learn more about our Sustainability strategy.
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