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An exhaust emits fumes as a car is driven through Richmond in London, Britain December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

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May 5 (Reuters) – Reuters surveyed 20 large companies that both report their carbon footprints and embrace remote work about whether they estimate carbon emissions from employees’ home offices.

Half of the companies measure the impact of remote work, with at least seven of those taking measures in response, while the other half had not done anything. Here are more details on how companies are confronting the challenging intersection of home offices and climate change. read more

ACCOUNTING FOR HOME OFFICES

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Atlassian Corporation Plc (TEAM.O), a collaboration software maker, estimated emissions of 3,365 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (mtCO2e) in the year ended June 30, 2021 from remote work by its over 6,000 employees that year. Combined emissions from commuting and remote work fell 32% from the year-earlier period. Its goal to operate on 100% renewable energy does not apply to remote work, but it is evaluating how to address remote-work emissions.

Fidelity Investments Inc, a Boston-based financial services company, estimated 29,505 mtCO2e in 2020 from remote work by its 49,000 employees that year. It did not count the emissions in its carbon footprint.

Google, a unit of Silicon Valley tech company Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), estimated 56,000 mtCO2e in 2020 from remote work by its 135,000 employees that year. Its goal …….

Source: https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/how-companies-account-remote-work-their-carbon-footprints-2022-05-05/

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