Sus­tain­abil­i­ty at Kiwigrid

Through our ener­gy ser­vice plat­form KiwiOS, we devel­op ener­gy prod­ucts for the future and con­nect all areas of a sus­tain­ably pow­ered world. Sus­tain­able ener­gy is why we get out of bed in the morn­ing. It also plays a cru­cial role in our cor­po­rate cul­ture. In this blog, we want to give you an insight into what that means for us day-to-day.

How our prod­ucts con­tribute to cli­mate protection

Through KiwiOS, we devel­op prod­ucts for a world pow­ered entire­ly by renew­able ener­gy with our cus­tomers. Togeth­er with Google, we built a dash­board on our KiwiOS.cloud that shows us anony­mous data on the pos­i­tive impact of our prod­ucts and how many emis­sions our cus­tomers are saving.

How we make our own CO2 emis­sions visible

To be able to save emis­sions, we first need to know where they are being gen­er­at­ed. That’s why we mea­sure our company’s car­bon foot­print in coop­er­a­tion with Lead­ers for Cli­mate Action – a busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty that sup­ports approx­i­mate­ly 1,500 mem­ber companies.

How we cut emissions

These mea­sure­ments show us the areas where we emit the most CO2, for instance, in how our employ­ees trav­el to work. To reduce emis­sions, we have installed five EV charg­ing sta­tions at our office premis­es for employ­ee use.

Addi­tion­al­ly, we work with Busi­ness­Bike Ger­many to offer all our employ­ees bicy­cle leas­ing. We now cov­er around 65 per­cent of our com­mutes by bike. And in a joint project with ADFC Dres­den e.V., we have set up an e‑bike rental sta­tion at the Kiwigrid office, avail­able to every­one in the Dres­den-Pieschen district.

Reg­u­lar analy­sis of our CO2 data means we can con­tin­u­ous­ly review the impact of the mea­sures we have put in place and iden­ti­fy any poten­tial for improvement.

How we off­set unavoid­able emissions

Our goal is to com­plete­ly off­set our car­bon foot­print. Although we cut emis­sions where we can, some emis­sions – from our office build­ing, vehi­cle fleet and exter­nal ser­vices – are unavoid­able for now. We there­fore off­set these emis­sions through cli­mate pro­tec­tion projects cer­ti­fied by Cli­mate Part­ner. Most recent­ly, we sup­port­ed the con­struc­tion of a solar park in Namib­ia that con­tributes to the country’s ener­gy inde­pen­dence by sup­ply­ing renew­able electricity.

How we chal­lenge ourselves

For all Kiwigrid employ­ees, crit­i­cal­ly exam­in­ing sus­tain­abil­i­ty issues is part of our every­day lives. We hold reg­u­lar team chal­lenges that address sus­tain­able liv­ing, such as the need for a low-car­bon diet and ways to cut emis­sions at home.
Build­ing the new ener­gy world is an urgent and excit­ing chal­lenge for which we need ded­i­cat­ed peo­ple that val­ue sus­tain­abil­i­ty both at work and in their every­day lives.

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