Planning a flight for or with your colleagues?
Think twice before you book those tickets.

As an international studio, we fly pretty often.
Flying has a huge impact in terms of CO2 emissions.
D/DOCK will reduce its kilometers up in the air with 20% by 2020, compared to the year 2018.

How? By asking ourselves two simple questions:
1 Do we really need to fly there?
2 Do we really need to fly there with this many people?

If more organizations would do the same, we can all make a difference

Are you in? #WHYFLY

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Questions & our answers:

How do you calculate the kilometers and CO2 emissions?
• European flights in 2018 = 194,027 kilometer = 38,805 kg CO2 emissions (83.10%)
• Intercontinental flights in 2018 = 52,612 kilometers =  7,891 kg CO2 emissions (16.9%)

(we used this calculator: https://www.klimaatplein.com/gratis-co2-calculator)

How do you take your international business growth into account? 
• In 2018 we worked on 23 European projects.
• In 2018 we worked on 3 intercontinental projects

We estimate our growth on European projects 10% in 2019
We estimate our growth on intercontinental projects 5% in 2019

This means we will fly 20% less European kilometers in 2019: 195,967 – 39.193 = 156,774 kilometers in total
and 20% less intercontinental kilometers in 2019: 53,138 – 10,627 = 42.511 kilometers in total

Reducing flights doesn’t solve everything. What else do you do to reduce your carbon footprint?
We know there are many other things we can do, like changing our energy systems to natural energy sources, etcetera. We are doing as much as we can, and we consider ‘thinking twice before we book a flight ticket’ to be low hanging fruit. You’ve got to start somewhere, right?

 

In January we started by thinking twice, and we asked ourselves and our colleagues our two simple questions. What did they say? Only positive feedback. Follow us to be updated on our #whyfly ambitions.

Any questions? Comments? mail to s.smeets@ddock.com