Working From Home
Part of our initiative to achieve a better environment is to have our team members work from home. Though we recognize it can increase energy usage at home, working remotely does reduce carbon emissions from commuting as well as reliance on single-use items such as cups, plates and cutlery.
We have been a paperless office for a number of years through a digital file share system. In addition to reducing our usage of paper, printer supplies, file folders, cabinets, and more, it’s also helped us transition to remote work and collaborate more easily.
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint by mitigating the impact of our operations
on the environment. One way we achieve this is by purchasing carbon offsets to compensate for
the emissions that we cannot eliminate. A carbon offset is a reduction of carbon emissions to
compensate for an equal amount of emissions from another source.
In our mobility industry, many miles may be driven to assist our relocating transferees in buying
or selling a home. Every month, for each closed incoming referral, we donate miles to carbon
offsets. We also offset all air miles flown by our staff for relocation conferences.
As of September 30th, 2023, Windermere Relocation has offset a total of 62 Tonnes of carbon for 162,000 car miles equaling 51 Tonnes and 34,800 air miles equaling 11 Tonnes.
1) The Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project - Kalimantan, Indonesia:
The Katingan Project is managed by the Indonesian company PT. Rimba Makmur Utama and is designed to ensure that all benefits are real, long-lasting, and passed on to local communities, the region, and to the wider State of Indonesia in which it operates. The Katingan Project aims to bring positive change over the next 60 years by conserving the integrity of remaining peat swamp forest, and by playing a crucial role for Indonesia as it sets out to fulfil its emission reduction commitments in the years ahead.
2) Puget Sound Community Grocer - Advanced Refrigeration Project – Gig Harbor, Washington:
A local, independent grocer in Washington built natural refrigerant cooling systems in place of traditional climate damaging refrigeration. The CO2 refrigerant rack systems installed are near-zero emission systems and were chosen instead of traditional refrigerants that inflict 3,448 times more damage to the environment. The CO2 system also avoids certain chemicals that leach into groundwater, protecting the crucial watershed for a growing population.