Launched in 2021, the Tétris Sustainability Code is an APP used for Tétris Design and Build projects that documents a simple assessment of the sustainability goals of each project. The dashboard highlights what was planned in the design and what was delivered by the project allowing clients to use this review to highlight and quantify all steps taken in delivering more sustainable working environments. “The beauty and benefit of the Tétris Sustainability Code is that it has broadened the sustainability conversation. The Code is not a rigid compliance system, but an agile tool to enhance an organisation’s sustainability journey, wherever they may be on that journey. We’ve found the Code also enables other areas of the business – it’s a strategic lever in the race for talent while giving a clear picture of where immediate sustainability action can be taken,” explains Tyler.
Reflections for a post-Covid workspace
In 2022, sustainability in the workplace has taken on a deeper meaning than just green design, encompassing meaningful social and corporate governance goals. Social responsibility has become a key driver behind decision-making, and there is greater concern with giving back to local communities, creating a circular economy, and sourcing locally.
How the Sustainability Code works
The Sustainability Code is a platform for Tétris’ clients to express to employees their commitment to sustainable workspaces. The score given measures and places a value on the gap between what the team aimed for, and what they achieved.
Putting the Code to good use
Making a quantifiable impact
Letting the numbers speak for themselves, we are pleased to share the following from the assessments made on our most recent 30 projects across the EMEA.
Recognising our influence
For the first time, Tétris has been awarded a Platinum medal in recognition of our sustainability achievements and is therefore in the top 1% of over 90,000 companies that were assessed by EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings.
Despite this noteworthy accolade, we recognise that there is still much to achieve in designing and building sustainable spaces that cater for the future while meeting the needs of today. Although the challenges presented by climate change can feel insurmountable, the key lies in the realisation that positive change can be incremental. Simply by taking small steps we can collectively reduce our carbon footprint and it doesn’t matter where we start, as long as we start.
Future-focused, as always
It’s critical for global businesses to realise and accept that there isn’t a choice between becoming sustainable or not, as the costs of neglecting sustainability will be far higher in the long term. Yet sustainability in the built environment is about more than going green to reverse climate change. It must express employee wellbeing, social responsibility, and enable diversity, becoming the foundation of every company’s culture.
As we move into 2023, we look forward to even greater levels of collaboration. Sustainability cannot be achieved in isolation, as the solutions are multi-faceted. We will need to share knowledge, leveraging each other’s thinking, technology and ideas to truly herald an era of sustainability.