Leaving a smaller footprint

Diction is committed to minimising its carbon footprint. We are now fully climate neutral thanks to our support of a reforestation project in Panama. And we are also working hard to improve things closer to home.

Diction is certified as a climate-neutral company

Diction is committed to minimising its carbon footprint. As a company, we take our responsibility for sustainability and climate protection very seriously. We have introduced a number of different measures that we are really passionate about, and these measures helped us offset our carbon footprint for 2019 and 2020. We are certified as climate neutral for 2019 and 2020.

We are a member of EcoVadis, the rating platform for corporate social responsibility. Several members of our in-house team are now also collaborating on a project to plan and implement measures that are in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of our clients are also committed to sustainability, and we really love exchanging ideas with them and making a difference together.

Reforestation and sustainability: what we’re doing

CO2OL Tropical Mix Panama

Countries like Panama suffer under the exploitation of first-world countries, so it is important to support projects there. The CO2OL Tropical Mix project in Panama is committed to reforestation, improving biodiversity and creating fair long-term employment opportunities in sustainable industries for the people of Panama. Fallow land and cattle pastures are being replanted with indigenous trees and slowly restored to healthy, thriving mixed forest, which will then be used for sustainable wood production and environmentally friendly cacao farming. The project creates a number of fair long-term employment opportunities, and enables a knowledge transfer in cooperation with the mainly indigenous population. In doing so, the project also helps to improve the economic and social situation for the people of Panama. CO2OL Tropical Mix forestry is conducted in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) guidelines, and the cacao farming is also UTZ certified.

Diction’s support of this project enabled us to achieve climate-neutral status for 2019 and 2020.

Want to find out more about this reforestation and social project?

Follow the interactive story map or watch the video.

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The Bergwaldprojekt in Switzerland

Helping out a local project was also one of our top priorities. At Diction, we are passionate hikers, and we’d spend all day exploring the great outdoors if we could. And we found a project that is the perfect fit for us: the Bergwaldprojekt, a charitable foundation based in Trin, Graubünden, is committed to protecting Alpine forests in Switzerland with a range of measures aimed at the conservation and maintenance of the forest and cultural landscape in the Swiss Alps. And the great thing is that people can volunteer to help out in the forests and make an active contribution to their protection. During volunteer work, you learn all about the forest ecosystem from the experts and find out how everything in it is interconnected. It’s a great opportunity to experience the forest for yourself and really get hands on to help protect these natural treasures. All in all, it really is a project deserving of support. There are a number of different volunteering opportunities that are both fun and educational for those interested in helping out. Once the Covid pandemic is under control, Diction will also be heading out into the forest to lend a helping hand.

The UN SDGs

Our support for CO2OL Tropical Mix in Panama not only helped us to achieve climate-neutral status for 2019 and 2020, it also allowed us to make an active contribution to reaching the UN’s SDGs. Here you can find out more about the goals for environmentally and socially sustainable farming the project in Panama is working towards.

The UN SDGs are political goals set by the UN with the aim of ensuring global development that is sustainable for the economy, society and the environment. In 2021, we will discuss which further SDGs we want to support and introduce measures to help achieve them.

Diction is your climate-neutral partner

Many of our clients want their translation partner to be committed to the environment, climate protection and social justice across the world. Our support for the CO2OL Tropical Mix project in Panama enabled us to get certified as climate neutral for 2019 and 2020, and the project also boosts the local economy with fair employment conditions and pay. We are also really committed to helping green projects such as the Bergwaldprojekt in Switzerland. And that’s not all – with workshops led by external experts, members of our in-house team collaborating on a green project, and energy saving platforms such as GroupShare, we are also doing our best to reduce emissions every single day (yes, even at the weekend!).

We are really proud that you place your trust in our language services and our commitment to climate protection. We would be delighted to tell you more and help you with your language project.

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