10 Degrees is committed to addressing climate change and promoting sustainability. As a web development agency, we recognize our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and to contribute positively to global efforts to combat climate change. This policy outlines our strategies for mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts, ensuring that we operate sustainably and inspire others to do the same.


  1. Reduce carbon footprint: Minimize greenhouse gas emissions from our operations.
  2. Sustainable practices: Integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of our business.
  3. Awareness and education: Promote awareness and understanding of climate change among our employees, clients, and the broader community.
  4. Adaptation and resilience: Develop strategies to adapt to the impacts of climate change on our business operations.

Mitigation strategies

  1. Energy efficiency
    • Office energy use: We have implemented energy-efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems. We encourage practices that reduce energy consumption, such as switching off equipment when not in use.
    • Renewable energy: We transitioned to renewable energy sources for our office and data centres in 2019.
  2. Sustainable transportation
    • Remote work: We encourage remote working to reduce commuting emissions.
    • Public transport: We promote the use of public transport, walking and cycling among employees.
    • Electric vehicles: We provide incentives for employees to use electric vehicles through employee salary schemes.
  3. Waste reduction
    • Digital practices: We encourage paperless operations by using digital tools and platforms.
    • Recycling programs: We have implemented a comprehensive recycling program for office waste, including electronic and food waste.
    • Sustainable procurement: We encourage sourcing of office supplies and equipment from environmentally responsible suppliers.
  4. Green office initiatives
    • Sustainable office design: We use sustainable materials, furniture and practices in our office.
    • Greenery: We create green spaces within the office to enhance employee well-being.

Adaptation strategies

  1. Risk assessment and management
    • Climate risk assessment: Conduct regular assessments using FuturePlus to identify potential climate-related risks to our operations.
    • Business continuity planning: Develop and maintain a business continuity plan that addresses climate-related disruptions.
  2. Infrastructure resilience
    • Data centre and cloud resilience: Ensure that our data centres and cloud services are resilient to climate impacts such as extreme weather events.
  3. Employee wellbeing and safety
    • Health and safety protocols: Update health and safety protocols to address climate-related risks, such as heatwaves and air quality issues.
    • Flexible work arrangements: Implement flexible work arrangements to accommodate employees during extreme weather events.

Awareness and education

  1. Employee training
    • Sustainability training: Provide regular training materials on sustainability practices and climate change impacts.
    • Climate literacy: Promote climate literacy among employees via access to educational resources.
  2. Client and community engagement
    • Sustainable solutions: Offer clients sustainable web development solutions, such as energy-efficient hosting and green design practices.
    • Community outreach: Engage with the community through partnerships, events, and initiatives that promote sustainability and climate action.
  3. Transparency and reporting
    • Sustainability reporting: Publish an annual sustainability report detailing our progress towards climate goals and initiatives from 2025.
    • Stakeholder communication: Maintain open communication with stakeholders about our climate policies, goals, and achievements.

Monitoring and review

  1. Performance monitoring
    • Key performance indicators: Establish KPIs to monitor the effectiveness of our climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
    • Regular reviews: Conduct regular reviews of our climate policies and practices to ensure they remain effective and relevant.
  2. Continuous improvement
    • Feedback mechanisms: Implement feedback mechanisms to gather input from employees, clients, and stakeholders on our climate policies.
    • Policy updates: Update the climate policy as needed to reflect new scientific insights, technological advancements, and regulatory changes.

10 Degrees is dedicated to being a leader in sustainability within the web development industry. Through this comprehensive climate change and adaptation policy, we aim to reduce our environmental impact, build resilience against climate change, and foster a culture of sustainability among our employees, clients, and community. By taking these steps, we contribute to a sustainable future and set a positive example for others to follow.