Education recruitment is broken. And our mission at Zen is to fix it. But while we live and breathe education, we are also aware of the larger climate challenge that we face, and we know that we all have a part to play. This is why we recently joined Tech Zero — a group of tech companies committed to fighting the climate crisis — and committed to reducing our carbon emissions to net zero.

By limiting our carbon footprint at Zen we can help keep global warming to below 1.5°C — the critical level of heating to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

Net zero commitments

As part of our goal to reach net zero here are the commitments we’re making:

  1. Measure all our organisation’s global greenhouse gas emissions, including scope 3, and report them publicly each year.
  2. Publish more details about how we plan to reach net zero by the end of 2021, including setting a net zero target date by 2050, and interim targets.
  3. Appoint a member of our executive team to be responsible and accountable for our net-zero target.
  4. Communicate our climate commitments in other meaningful ways, including to our customers.
  5. Report our progress on short and medium-term targets to our Board annually, and on our website.

The path to net zero

So how do we get there? We’ll be following three basic steps to reach net zero. We will:

  1. Measure the emissions impact of our business
  2. Reduce emissions where we can
  3. Pay to remove or offset emissions that we can’t reduce

We don’t know exactly what this looks like yet, but we’re learning and committed to getting there. Our mission is still to fix education recruitment, but in doing so we also hope to play our part in tackling the climate crisis. We’ll keep you posted.

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