Belong

Belong began in October 2013 with the purpose of helping Australians access great value home broadband and – since October 2017 – competitively priced mobile plans.

Belong is committed to the concept of fairness, where we believe all companies should be responsible for their own impact on the community and environment. We are guided by the wisdom and knowledge of First Peoples’ connection with Country, which has continued for 65,000 years in Australia.

“We are committed to providing a carbon neutral mobile and broadband service to all our customers at no extra cost to them.”

Type of certification

Product and Service. The entirety of Belong’s emissions footprint is captured through the combined product offering and business and customer support operations (the service component).

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Belong has been certified since December 2019.

Why are you carbon neutral?

Belong believes in ‘cleaning up after ourselves.’ It is only right that we offset the amount of carbon we produce. As the first carbon neutral telco accredited by Climate Active, we provide a service that our customers can count on to help Mother Earth.

Telecommunications and IT services connect people and businesses in ways that can reduce carbon emissions. That said, telcos and IT companies are still responsible for a lot of carbon emissions (in absolute terms). That’s why it’s so important to reduce and offset our emissions and to invest in renewable energy projects in Australia. We are committed to providing a carbon neutral mobile and broadband service to all our customers at no extra cost to them.

What offset projects do you support?

We carefully select a mixture of national and international projects that meet our criteria.

How can the community support you?

Simply by joining Belong, our customers are supporting carbon neutrality at no extra cost to them.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

We continually look to improve energy efficiency in our office footprint through optimising HVAC equipment, installation of fresh air cooling systems, high efficiency chillers, electronically commutated fans and lighting upgrades. We also continue to refresh the existing fleet of older rectifiers within our network infrastructure to more modern, high-efficiency units.

In the office we have mobile handset recycle points where team members can dispose of old handsets knowing it’ll be recycled and not go to landfill. We also support and encourage team members who cycle, run or scoot to work by providing end-of-trip services such as showers and lockers.  

What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

Just do it.

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CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Product & Service

YEAR

2019

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-12-16

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CERTIFICATION TYPE:
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2020

PUBLICATION DATE:
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CERTIFICATION TYPE:
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YEAR

2020

PUBLICATION DATE:
2020-10-16

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