Backbase Achieves CarbonNeutral Company Certification
Amsterdam – April 24, 2023 – Backbase has been certified as carbon neutral according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality. Working with Climate Impact Partners, specialists in carbon market solutions for climate action, Backbase has offset its independently verified 2022 carbon emissions of 7,029 tonnes CO2e. This figure was calculated by carbon accounting experts, Normative, and all credits adhere to standards approved by the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Accreditation (ICROA).
Through this program, Backbase is providing financial support to four carbon reduction projects in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Uruguay. In addition to reducing carbon emissions in those countries, the projects also create jobs and economic opportunities for local communities.
Clean cooking technology (Bondhu Chula stoves), Bangladesh
Orb Rooftop Solar, India
Rimba Raya, Indonesia
Degraded Grasslands, Uruguay
“Our ambition at Backbase is to empower people around the world to live better financial lives, but our legacy shouldn’t be limited to our technology. Offsetting and ultimately reducing our carbon emissions improves the wellbeing of all people, regardless of whether they are our customers,” Jouk Pleiter, Founder and CEO of Backbase said. “If we want to be a long-term partner with our customers, then we need to make environmental decisions with a view to our long-term impact.”
Carbon offsetting and the economic support to communities around the world are merely the first step in Backbase’s journey to reduce its environmental impact across its full value chain. Backbase has committed to a goal of net-zero carbon emissions and is currently working on science-based target setting and emission-reduction measures, all verified by third-party accountants following clear industry standards.
Next steps in Backbase’s carbon reduction plan include:
Reducing energy use in offices and switching to renewable energy, where possible
Engaging with suppliers to set clear expectations and drive sustainable climate action
Minimizing travel and encouraging less carbon-intensive means of transportation
Continuous monitoring of Backbase’s greenhouse gas emissions across the globe
Visit the Backbase Go Green website to learn more about how Backbase is measuring, offsetting and reducing its carbon emissions.
Backbase is on a mission to re-architect banking around the customer.
Backbase created the Backbase Engagement Banking Platform – a unified platform with the customer at the center, empowering banks to accelerate their digital transformation. From customer onboarding, to servicing, loyalty, and loan origination, our single platform — open and frictionless, with ready-to-go apps — improves every aspect of the customer experience. Built from the ground up with the customer at the heart, our Engagement Banking Platform easily plugs into existing core banking systems and comes pre-integrated with the latest fintechs so financial institutions can innovate at scale.
Industry analysts Gartner, Omdia, and IDC continuously recognize Backbase’s category leadership position. Over 150 financials around the world have embraced the Backbase Engagement Banking Platform - including Advanzia, Banco Caja Social, Banco de la Nacion Peru, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Citizens Bank, Greater Bank, HDFC, Judo Bank, KeyBank, National Bank of Bahrain, Natwest, Raiffeisen, Standard Bank, Société Générale, and TPBank.
Backbase is a private fintech company, founded in 2003 in Amsterdam (Global HQ), with regional offices in Atlanta (Americas HQ), New York, Boise, Mexico City, Toronto, London, Cardiff, Dubai, Kraków, Singapore (Asia HQ), Hyderabad, and Sydney.