Our passion for the environment
We are driven by passions. Our passion, a geek one to be sure, is to make the best software for aviation. Because we love to fly, we don’t want to spend time on papers, logs, compliance, and all the mistakes that come with a complex process handled manually.
One of our other passions is conservation. Conservation of ourselves and our environment.
These two passions go together with a responsible stance: Although we love to fly, we recognize that it does pollute, and we should strive to keep it to a minimum, while catering to our needs. Although aviation may never be a sustainable means of transportation, we try to get it there.
Because it’s all about details, we would like you to know that we live our passions. In terms of being green, we believe it should be every day, at every step. Here are some examples of how us, at FL3XX, keep our working environment green.
We have a good record of using very little paper for our daily needs, but this record is shadowed by requirements of the fiscal and other authorities who require physical papers to be produced and stored. This amounts to and average extra 394 pages of A4 paper/quarter.
As the cold set-in in Hagenberg during the month of October, we convened that the office temperature shall remain stable. Some may feel cold closer to windows, as the temperature is measured in the middle of our open-space, and everyone agreed to try to get used to an eco-standard.
The advantages of this policy, besides the energy savings, are multiple. The air is moist, and no humidifier is required. Everyone has reported better feeling at the end of the day. Doctors claim that cardiovascular problems are exacerbated by excessive indoor heating.
So we wear more wool, and we feel good.
Keeping the office temperature at max 20º makes a healthy life quality and saves a negligible amount of heating oil, and we still take notice. We measure our values by how we live.
We treat all information online. Any paper documents are scanned and copied in our secure repository. It's a habit not to use paper.
In the period June-December 2010 we used only 367 pages of non-chlorinated A4 90g paper, or 1.39 sheets/person/week