The proportion of net sales contributing to the UN SDGs
Target: By 2030, 80 percent of Knowit’s net sales shall contribute to at least one of the UN sustainable development goals where Knowit can make the largest difference. Among the 17 UN SDGs, Knowit has identified SDGs 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, and 16.
Result: See picture. Knowit has identified that 76 percent of net sales contribute to at least one of the UN SDGs where Knowit can make the largest difference.
1) An example of how Knowit works to develop the business of the future is a new concept in cloud-based services that ensures that the cloud-based services that Knowit creates are measurable from a sustainability perspective. This concept is called Knowit Sustainable Cloud. It was launched in 2022 and also includes a Sustainability Calculation Toolkit, so any interested company can easily understand how sustainable their current solution is. More information on this can be found at knowit.eu/sustainablecloud.
2) To make an early assessment of the climate impact of planned digitalization projects, Knowit has in 2021 and 2022 worked to do inventory of and study existing frameworks and methods in climate impact descriptions and has now devised suggestions for methods and principles to calculate so-called avoided emissions. This can promote sustainable business and thus help Knowit’s clients make well-founded decisions. The methods can be used to evaluate both the positive and the negative climate impact of a digitalization project, with the goal of minimizing a client’s climate footprint.
3) In early 2022, Knowit established a Sustainability Task Force, a central unit focused on coordinating and developing the Company’s service offer related to sustainability solutions in digitalization. The Sustainability Task Force also works to continually highlight and clearly position Knowit’s overall service range related to sustainability consultancy and development projects focused on sustainability in relation to the most important target groups on Knowit’s markets.