Charge Amps is part of the UN Global Compact initiative
The United Nations Global Compact initiative is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. It is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 15,000 companies and 4,000 non-business signatories based in over 162 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.
As a participant of the UN Global Compact, Charge Amps is committed to aligning strategies and operations with ten (10) universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions in support of goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
How our business contributes to the UN SDGs?
Charge Amps works with the transition of fossil free transportation, which is one of the pathways to mitigate climate change. Electric vehicles pave the way forward to increasing the share of cleaner fuels and efficient technology.
Electric vehicle chargers, which are central to Charge Amps business, enables cities and its citizens to access renewable energy through resilient infrastructure that in turn enhances well-being (targets 7.3, 9.4)
In 2021, CICERO Shades of Green assessed Charge Amps’ business activity.
CICERO is Norway’s institute for interdisciplinary climate research. Its approach explicitly links the environmental and financial aspects by assigning a Shade of Green to a company’s revenues, operating costs, and capital expenditures. The assessment shows how green a company’s activities are and allows investors to track companies’ transition efforts.
“Cicero Green considers Charge Amps efforts to be positive, where key climate, environmental, and social concerns have been considered…In 2020, 100% of Charge Amps’ revenues and 100% of investments are shaded Dark Green…CICERO Green considers Charge Amps’ products to contribute to climate change mitigation and acts as an important enabler to the 2050 solution.”
Product Life Cycle
Developing products with focus on environmental responsibility means considering the entire products’ life cycle starting from material sourcing to end-of-life.
A life cycle assessment acts as a magnifying lens in viewing the environmental impact for each stage of a product’s lifecycle. For an electric vehicle charger, the life starts from component manufacturing and spans across sourcing, production, transportation, usage, and end-of-life.
To get insight into our product’s environmental impact, we have performed life cycle analysis for Charge Amps Halo and Charge Amps Aura.
By following standard methodology from ISO 14040/44 and referring to the European standard EN 15804 in certain instances, we have concluded that each Charge Amps Halo generates 72.03 kg CO2e and Charge Amps Aura 103.49 kg CO2e during its entire life.
The report details the methodology used and assumptions made in this calculation. One thing to note is that the use phase of this study does not consider the source of energy used for charging the car. As this is decided by the user, we urge all to make informed choices when it comes to the source of electricity at home, office, and destination to have the least impact on our environment.
Charge Amps is a responsible company within charging eco-system. We are committed to offering products and services that optimize energy consumption for both private and corporate benefits.
Our end-users can rely on Charge Amps intelligent technology and contribute to creating an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient EV charging.