SoftServe receives international environmental certification ISO 14001

SoftServe receives international environmental certification ISO 14001

SoftServe has received the ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification, which confirms that the company complies with international standards in the field of environmental management. This recognition is important both for strengthening a sustainable business that cares about its environmental impact and for working with international clients who also fight climate change.

In 2022, SoftServe announced its environmental strategy and implemented an environmental management system. Its goal is to become a carbon-neutral business by 2032, achieve net zero waste, design sustainable offices, and develop IT solutions that help combat environmental challenges.

In practice, the company has already managed to reduce scope 1 (direct emissions caused by the company's activities) and scope 2 (indirect emissions from electricity, heat, etc.) carbon emissions by 18.3% and energy consumption by 40% compared to 2020. In addition, six SoftServe offices have already received LEED and BREEAM certifications.

To confirm the compliance of its environmental approaches with international standards and improve them, SoftServe completed an external audit by Bureau Veritas Ukraine, one of the leading auditors globally, and received ISO 14001:2015 certification.

ISO 14001 is an international standard that defines requirements for controlling and monitoring environmental impact. It also provides recommendations on how to improve environmental management, i.e. processes and practices that help reduce environmental impact.

The certification is based on the 'Plan-Do-Check-Act' principle, which ensures the continuity of processes and their constant improvement.  The introduction of the environmental management system helped our company to structure and consolidate efforts aimed at achieving environmental goals, as well as to reach a new level as a sustainable business,

comments Yulia Kuvitanova, SoftServe's Environmental Sustainability Manager.

SoftServe systematically joins global efforts to combat climate change and strives to be an example for other responsible businesses. As an official participant of the UN Global Compact, the company adheres to the Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action. Also in 2022, the company published its first public report on climate change and received a high grade (C) according to the CDP investment rating, which assesses the activities of companies in the field of corporate climate management.

About the company

SoftServe is the largest global IT company with Ukrainian roots, providing software development and consulting services. SoftServe is one of the largest software development companies in Central and Eastern Europe and is one of the largest IT service companies in Ukraine. About 13,000 employees work in 40 offices located from San Francisco to Singapore. The company's headquarters are located in Lviv, Ukraine, and Austin, Texas, USA.

The company works on more than 900 active projects for clients in North America, the EU, and Asia. SoftServe's clients include IBM, Cisco, Panasonic, Cloudera, Henry Schein, Spillman Technologies, and others. SoftServe is a partner of Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and other major technology companies.