Bytes Technology Group has established a five-member ESG committee, effective 1 June 2024, with Anna Vikström Persson as its chair.

Bytes Technology Group (BTG) has established an ESG committee, with effect from 1 June 2024.

With Anna Vikström Persson as the chair, supported by members Patrick De Smedt, Erika Schraner, Ross Paterson and Shruthi Chindalur, the committee’s mandate covers the climate transition strategy, stakeholder considerations, including DEI within the organisation and overseeing business conduct, including corporate and commercial governance, business ethics, anti-bribery and corruption measures, and data privacy and security.

Specifically, the committee will meet at least twice a year to:

  • Review progress against sustainability targets;
  • Monitor the changing regulatory requirements and trends in ESG;
  • Review climate-related risks and opportunities; and
  • Consider sustainability as part of the company’s engagement with stakeholders.

Shortly after the release of the committee’s terms of reference, Lisa Prickett, group sustainability manager, noted specific outcomes where BTG has managed, reduced and mitigated its impact. These included:

  • Submitting carbon reduction targets to the SBTi;
  • Baselining Scope 3 emissions across all categories relevant to the business;
  • Rolling out an EV scheme to help employees with more sustainable travel, as well as having a cycle-to-work scheme;
  • Maintaining 100% renewable energy at our owned offices;
  • Solar panel installation;
  • Removing single use plastics from kitchens and coffee areas;
  • Extending the life of company technology through donating to local causes; and
  • Investing in global projects for nature-based carbon removal, carbon reduction and community projects.

“There is more to do to get to our 2040 net zero pledge but by working together for the betterment of our younger and future generations, I know we can do it!” she noted on a LinkedIn post.

The value-added IT reseller, which provides managed IT services and hardware, comprises Bytes Software Services and Phoenix Software. The former focuses on corporate enterprise clients, small to medium-sized businesses and public sector customers while the latter services mainly public sector customers.



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