Environmental Policy

Introduction And Background

This Environmental policy provides a framework for the management of greenhouse gas (GHG) and waste reduction within Wimmer Solutions Corporation.

Wimmer Solutions’ motto is Care Creates Community. This extends to the environment and climate control. Wimmer Solutions is committed to doing our part to ensure a clean energy economy.

Wimmer Solutions is a smaller Professional Services agency, leases all its facilities, only leases one corporate vehicles, so we face challenges in reporting and reducing our Greenhouse Gas emissions. In order to provide accurate and effective reports and reduce our emissions requires us to engage readily with our partners. Wimmer Solutions is focused on building and maintaining relationships with our partners to continue to improve our data quality and reduce our emissions. We worked with our building management to provide our electricity use, but that is the only real inventory we can provide along with our corporate leased vehicle.

We set initiatives to reduce our waste from office activities and recycle our electronics at the end of their life. Wimmer Solutions does not consume raw materials, chemicals or generate hazardous waste in our business practices. We engage our stakeholders to identify what topics are relevant to our company.

Goal

Wimmer Solutions developed a fiscal year of January 1st, 2017 – December 31st, 2017. We are using the period of January 1st, 2017 – December 31st,2017 as our baseline.  This base line includes 18 metric tons C02-equivalent (MTCO2e) of scope 1 and scope 2emissions.  Wimmer solutions is started focusing on scope 3 emissions in reporting our 2019.

We used a qualitative approach to the Two Degree Scenario (2DS) to deem that a 2-degreeCelsius increase in the temperature has the potential to raise sea levels globally. This could potentially impact our office space as well as our partners. We want to do our part and set a 60% reduction in our emissions from out 2017 base line by 2050. We previously set a 20% reduction by 2027 which we are on track to exceed. A 60% reduction is something our organization is strategizing to achieve, this effort started in 2019.

We also used the IEA’s Current Policies Scenarios (CPS) as many global partners have made changes that were not originally apart of the Policies set in 2017.  

Wimmer Solutions had established a 20% reduction of agency wide scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions in absolute terms by July 1, 2027, in relation to our 2017 Baseline.  

Wimmer Solutions will establish and annually report a comprehensive inventory of absolute target of greenhouse gas emissions, including scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. Scope 3 was added in 2019 and will act as our baseline for scope 3.

We plan on achieving the following objectives for 2020:    

Reduce our carbon emission by scope 1 and 2 emissions by 1.5% and our scope 3emissions by 5% in 2020 from our 2019 emissions.

Waste reduction:

Organization Information:

Wimmer Solutions Corporation
1341 N Northlake Way STE 300
Seattle, WA 98103

Contacts

Environmental Team

Position  of individual(s)

Role

Chief  Sustainability Officer (CSO)

Oversees  the sustainability committee. Aids in creation of initiatives, collection on  data, and reporting.

Chief  Financial Officer (CFO)

Aids  in providing data around fiscal benefits around climate change initiatives.  Responsible for identifying vendors in the up and down chain.

Chief  Executive Officer (CEO)

Oversees  and provides the final decision on the sustainability committee, initiatives,  and incentives in regards to climate change.

Operations  Manager (OM)

Collects  data, builds reports and works with partners

Cadence Of Responsibilities, Meetings, And Initiative Review

The sustainability committee that comprises of the CSO and OM meet quarterly. The sustainability committee is responsible for assessing and managing climate-related risks and opportunities, reporting, and working with our stakeholders.  The CSO then meets with the Executive team (CFO and CEO) to report new initiatives and assessing and managing climate-related risks and opportunities.  The leadership team them approved the initiatives.  This happens half-yearly. The CSO is in charge of the policy

Scope

All staff in the United States, all operational locations in the United States. Encouraging staff to take this practices home in their day-to-day activities.

Timeline

Annual review presented by the OM and CSO to the Executive Team as a formal report. Next review May 31st, 2021. If any activities change significantly, the policy will be updated outside of the annual review.

Documentation

This policy will act as the formal document.

Endorsement

This policy was endorsed by the Executive Team on August 31,2020.

Publication

This policy can be found in the Wimmer Internal Team Site and online at https://www.wimmersolutions.com/environmental-policy

Annual Report:

Reporting year: 2019 (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019)
Gross global Scope 1emissions: 6 (metric tons CO2e)
Scope 2 global based emissions: 10 (metric tons CO2e)
Scope 3 emissions: 77 (metric tons CO2e)
             Business Travel: 30 (metric tons CO2e)
             Employee Commuting: 47 (metric tons CO2e)
Total Scope 1 & 2emissions in 2019 is 16 (metric tons CO2e) which was a 1.5% decrease from 2018 which was 17 (metric tons CO2e)
Scope 3 emissions was 77 (metric tons CO2e), this is the first year we captured Scope 3 emissions and this number will act as our baseline.
Total Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions is 93 (metric tons CO2e).