News - June 20, 2024

StormGeo among Atea’s Nordic IT buyers driving sustainable change globally

A circular approach to IT, ensuring a sustainable lifecycle

The Atea Sustainability Focus (ASF) unites the voice of Nordic IT buyers to drive sustainable change in the global IT industry.

 This is done through forwarding information about the priorities and expectations of the Nordic market – the most demanding and mature in terms of sustainability.

 StormGeo is represented by our Global IT Director, Tom-Kenneth Fossheim. The other companies and organizations represented on the board are: Adda, City of Malmö, Electrolux, IKEA, Nordea, Northvolt, Södra Skogsägarna, and Vattenfall.

"The challenge before all of us is significant, but through trust and collaboration among industry leaders like the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and ASF, progress is more than achievable", says Rob Lederer, CEO of the Responsible Business Alliance.

The annual reports are launched during a pan-Nordic event, called the Atea Sustainability Forum. This gathering serves as a knowledge-sharing and opportunity-seeking platform for Nordic IT-buying organizations and representatives of the global industry.

At StormGeo we have added Sustainable IT as one of our 5 high-level OKRs together with establishing a Sustainable IT Policy.

We have also committed to participating in the ‘Atea Sustainability Focus’ Game Plan 2030’. Here we pledge to increase the share of eco-labeled products, increase the share of refurbished products and aim for a 100% recovery rate. We are also focusing on using our IT equipment safely and effectively to increase its lifespan.  

"In our IT department, we recognize our critical responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. We ensure our suppliers meet or exceed our sustainability standards and strive to optimize our infrastructure, platforms, and software for carbon efficiency, both on-premises and in the cloud", says StormGeo Global IT Director, Tom-Kenneth Fossheim.

To work towards our 100% recovery rate, we have started using Foxway, a circular technology company, that helps us dispose of IT equipment in Norway and UK.  This will also be rolled out in our other offices in the future.

Additional efforts are focused on the second OKR; “FinOps for Sustainability". The focus here is on analyzing the cost of running IT related services; the impact of the carbon footprint and replacing Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) devices with newer more energy efficient ones.

We are working closer with Alfa Laval to reduce transportation costs for laptops, peripherals and the like.

The statistics listed below show the progress being made at two of our StormGeo offices, to reduce, reuse, recycle for a greener planet, one step at a time.

Image taken from Foxway Partner Portal - a circular tech provider helping businesses manage mobile phones, computers and other tech devices in a way that is both cost-efficient and sustainable.

Additional information:

A report is compiled and handed over to the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) https://www.responsiblebusiness.org, the world’s largest coalition for sustainable supply chains that gathers all leading tech brands. 

Where the recommendations are discussed at the annual Advisory Board meeting.

These can be found here: https://www.atea.no/livssyklushandtering/atea-sustainability-focus

Notable member organizations represented in the RBA are Microsoft, Airbus, Apple, Broadcom, Dell, IBM, and many more. The full list can be found here: https://www.responsiblebusiness.org/about/members/