Reaching carbon neutrality involves two steps: Reducing carbon emissions, and then offsetting what we can't reduce completely. We will reduce our carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2027 as we work to implement sustainable carbon offset practices. By 2030, we will be fully carbon neutral.
Quickbase will achieve this by signing leases with LEED-certified buildings going forward, moving our data from from data centers to cloud-based systems with aggressive renewable-energy goals, establishing a thoughtful travel policy, and encouraging employee buy-in and participation. We will also plant trees as a colleague recognition program and explore the available virtual power purchase agreements.
By signing leases with LEED-certified buildings, Quickbase accepts the responsibility to make environmentally-friendly choices and commits to empowering employees to do the same. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a global framework and standard for energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious buildings.
Quickbase uses a hybrid work model, so that employees have flexibility with working from home or coming into the office. As we continue to use infrastructure that made remote work possible, we keep our team safer and reduce emissions by minimizing the amount of people who need to commute to work every day.
We can't do this without support from the internal community. The journey in environmentalism requires teamwork and drive in our corporate initiatives and in community action.
The Green Team is a cross-functional collection of passionate employees focused on increasing awareness and buy-in within the company and fulfilling our goals for environmental justice. Together, they bridge the gap from employee involvement to corporate commitment.