​​​​Minimizing our Footprint

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We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Our commitment drives our choices in how we operate our business, day-to-day.

When we established Nodelcorp, we made an active decision to stay small. We had no ambition to grow into a large consultancy. We operate with minimal office space, and with very little overhead. We have actively chosen to work out of the same home office that we started in, as maintaining two locations would double our environmental impact. By opting to operate this way we also minimize our vehicle use, further reducing our emissions profile.

We try as much as possible consult with clients by telephone and through web-based meeting and collaboration platforms. In this way, we minimize air travel, its associated costs, and most importantly, the emissions generated by business travel. While we enjoy the personal connection of face-to-face meetings and try to have at least one such meeting on each major project, we encourage our clients to utilize our cloud services to reduce their costs and the environmental impact of our project services.

On a small scale we also aggressively minimize waste production and recycle. Unless we are generating a report for a client, there is no such thing as one-sided printing in our operation. We print most day-to-day jobs on good-one-side paper.

Overall, we strive to operate a paperless operation, relying on electronic filing and reporting. While we will provide a paper copy of a report if a client requires it, we encourage the use of electronic reports. This approach reduces waste and also minimizes the space allocated to files in our office. Once again, this reduces our footprint and promotes a more sustainable operation.

While these are all small steps, they stem from our belief that environmental success is based on many small, measured, steps rather than from one giant leap. We provide services in sustainable development and climate resiliency, and we try to live these principles in our daily activities.