Founded in 2001, Athena Software is a dynamic and innovative global company recognized for providing leading-edge client information management (CMS/ MIS) software solutions. Athena was one of Sustainable Waterloo Region’s very first organizational members of Regional Carbon Initiative to pledge to a reduction commitment.
Business Type: Information & Cultural Industries
60% reduction commitment from 2009 (intensity/license)
85% reduction commitment from 2017 (absolute)
Emissions: Athena began tracking their GHG emissions in 2009. In 2017 they began to track their waste diversion and water reduction. The graph below displays their progress data thus far.
Notable GHG Reduction and Sustainability Projects
- Reduce business travel by developing partnerships overseas
- Promote sustainable commuting practices
- Meet Regional Carbon Initiative GHG reduction commitments
- Construct policies directed towards waste and equipment procurement)
- Engage in Carbon Cleanse
“Starting with small commitments (irrelevant of the impact) goes a long way to get engagement and awareness.“
To reduce the number of personnel who commute to work each day Athena allows employees to have “Flextime” which permits them to work from home or telecommute one day a week. Additionally, Athena has enacted policies which require employees to travel together if two (or more) people are involved and only travel when meeting two (or more) clients in the same day.