Inc. is Canada’s original domain registrar and a one-stop convenience for the online needs of individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and corporations. Canadian-owned and operated since 2000, Webnames.ca’s services include domain names, corporate domain management, hosting, business email and more. Webnames.ca differentiates itself from competition by providing exceptional, high-touch, bilingual customer support, acting as an “ally on the web” to all its customers.
In 2016, Webnames.ca began working with Climate Smart to measure, understand, and reduce its carbon footprint. As a small, office-based business, Webnames.ca quickly realized its biggest sources of emissions were business travel, garbage and paper. Not to be daunted by a challenge, the Webnames.ca team got to work tackling all emissions areas.
Webnames.ca is diligent in reducing paper use in the office. Clients are given every opportunity to opt out of receiving paper mail-outs, and return-to-sender mail addresses are removed from circulation immediately. In 2017, Webnames.ca switched to 100% Sugar Sheet paper, which is roughly equivalent to 100% recycled in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and has the added benefit of being made out of a waste product. Webnames.ca also reuses single-sided paper for printing to ensure there is very little waste. These strategies have led to a 30% reduction in emissions from paper.
As a tenant in a large building, Webnames.ca doesn’t have direct control over its occupied office space. Nonetheless, Webnames.ca has kept its landlord informed about its environmental programs and has helped to influence building decisions that have resulted in GHG reductions for the whole building. Webnames.ca has worked with the landlord to implement better recycling and organics collection. For Webnames.ca, this has led to a 33% reduction in emissions from garbage.