Atlas Games's Climate Action Contribution
About Atlas Games's Climate Efforts
• We're a signatory to the "We Are Still In" declaration that opposes the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.
• We reduce our waste production by designing our games with as little disposable packaging as possible.
• We re-use boxes, packing material, and pallets in our warehouse, and we don't ever buy styrofoam packing peanuts. In our offices, we use both sides of each sheet of paper.
• We recycle our used office paper, along with everything else that’s recyclable. We buy recycled toner cartridges, and recycle obsolete electronics.
• To be energy conscious, we replaced incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient ones in our offices and warehouse. We turn off the lights when we're not using them, and we installed smart thermostats that turn down the office heat at night. We also allow some amount of telecommuting for most employees, which reduces fuel consumption.
• We ask that employees not buy beef on the company tab.
Climate Action Commitments
Current Climate Actions Atlas Games Is Taking:
Commit to Reduce Climate Impacts of Packaging and Reducing Waste
There are many ways to reduce the climate impact of packaging including reducing materials (i.e., “source reduction”); replacing virgin materials with post-consumer recycled content; replacing traditional plastics made from fossil fuels with biopolymers; re-designing packaging to be more compact and therefore efficient for transport and storage; using biodegradable packing materials; and recycling at end of the packaging’s life to name just a few practices.
Commit to Responsible Engagement in Climate Policy
While individual organization action is necessary, local and federal government action is also needed to reach global climate goals. Your organization can have a critical voice in advancing public policy. A commitment to responsible engagement in climate policy means that your organization commits to supporting public policy to: promote energy efficiency and renewable energy; increase investment in a clean energy economy; support climate change adaptation, or put a price on carbon.
Commit to Reducing the Climate Impact of Your Transportation
Organizations making a commitment to reduce the climate impact of transportation should consider practices such as measuring transportation greenhouse gas emissions and setting reduction targets, switching fuels, optimizing the efficiency of shipping operations, and reducing transit- and travel-related greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses can develop a green transportation action plan to map the movement of goods to market and identify opportunities to increase efficiency. Organizations can buy hybrid and electric vehicles within their own fleet, and can reduce the footprint of their workforce through incentivizing public transportation, installing EV charging stations, promoting telework, and locating near transit centers.
Commit to Increase Energy Efficiency
Most companies begin by assessing energy usage or performing an energy audit to identify opportunities to increase energy efficiency throughout their facilities and operations. Energy reduction targets can be framed as either absolute reductions or reductions that are normalized per unit of production, such as per tons shipped, per dollars of revenue produced, or other relevant business metric. Some examples of commitments that can be taken include:
- Conducting an energy audit or request a meeting with your building owner to explore scheduling an audit
- Upgrading HVAC system to a more efficient model
- Upgrading lights in your office/facility to LEDs
- Upgrading insulation and windows
- Replacing appliances in your office with Energy Star-rated models
- Instituting a company policy of turning off lights other electronics when not in use.
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