We’ve Brought to Life a New Forest in Cluj County

We’ve Brought to Life a New Forest in Cluj County

This spring, we celebrated 18 years in the IT industry and a team of 1,000 people and joined forces with plantam fapte bune in romania to plant 1,000 trees, one for each of our 1,000 creative problem-solvers.

For the last 18 years, we've been building a culture in which people form genuine connections and care for each other, as individuals, as well as for the broader community. Our care for people, solutions, and impact is reflected not only in the way we harness the power of technology to solve complex problems but also in how we conduct our business. By adopting environmentally-friendly policies, supporting green initiatives, and encouraging our employees and collaborators to embrace a socially responsible lifestyle, we contribute to a more sustainable future.

Lowering our impact on the environment has been one of our areas of focus for the past three years. During this time, we’ve successfully implemented selective waste collection procedures and we’ve also been reducing our e-waste by donating laptops and devices to charities, schools and informatics labs, facilitating access to learning resources for children in rural areas.

In 2020, we also transitioned from paper notebooks and embraced reusable ones, made of 100% recycled materials to further reduce our impact on the environment.

This May, together with our partner Plantam Fapte Bune in Romania, a national NGO with over 10 years of experience in reforestation and afforestation, we planted one thousand pine trees in Valea Ierii, Cluj County, of which 500 with the support of our colleagues.

According to Global Forest Watch Cluj County is among the top 5 regions responsible for 50% of our country’s tree cover loss, after Suceava, Harghita and Maramures, due to urbanisation, wildfire or shifting agriculture. By bringing our team together to plant a forest, aside from reducing our carbon footprint and helping combat climate change, we enjoyed a memorable experience that brought us closer and made us feel that we were part of something greater than us.

"I'm on a journey to minimise my impact on the environment and, even though I started to take action by reducing waste, recycling, and buying sustainable products years ago, I wanted to do more and leave something behind. I was extremely impressed by the amount of effort it takes to bring a forest to life and how physically demanding this is.

It was a humbling experience, and I wish everyone at least once in their lifetime gets to do it or at least contribute to it. Also, this was an excellent opportunity to spend a day out in nature with my colleagues, to catch up and share a meaningful experience." Alexandra Rat, Business Compliance Analyst at Accesa

Contributing Towards a Sustainable Future

Enjoying broad support from a network of 44,000 volunteers, Plantam Fapte in Romania planted 524 ha in 35 counties in Romania in 2021. With our contribution, they’ve reached a new milestone of 2.5 million trees planted since they started their mission to create and safeguard our forests.

"Accesa’s team was highly involved, and I was impressed by the joy in their eyes, their determination and team spirit as many of them lent a hand to other sites, even though they had finished planting their lot. With the help of volunteers, private companies, forestry districts and local authorities, our organisation planted over 2,500,000 trees across Romania in 10 years of activity.

I believe that once we understand how and why it is essential to contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment, together we can extend our green areas and act responsibly and care for nature. By planting trees, we are improving the quality of the air we breathe, but we also help preserve biodiversity, restore degraded soil, increase water quality, and help local communities grow by bringing tourism.

Our journey towards offsetting our carbon footprint has just begun; we're planning to support more initiatives that would help us ensure we have a positive impact on the environment, from tree planting to clean-up campaigns. Furthermore, we will keep encouraging our community of IT professionals to recycle at the office while embracing a sustainable lifestyle and continue to reduce our e-waste by donating old computer devices to charity.

We believe that together we can make a difference; and as passionate as we’re when it comes to problem-solving, we’re when we want to be part of the solution and combat one of the greatest challenges of our times: climate change." Fundraiser at Plantam Fapte Bune

About Accesa

Part of the Ratiodata Group, Accesa is a leading technology company headquartered in Cluj-Napoca, with offices in Oradea and Munich. Over the past 18 years, the company has been establishing itself as an employer of choice for IT professionals who are passionate about problem-solving through technology and want to have a measurable impact through their work.

A trusted partner for major brands in Retail, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, and Automotive, Accesa helps businesses embrace flexibility, adaptability, and evolution within their digital journey, through a large spectrum of tailored IT services, leveraging mainstream, niche, as well as legacy technologies.

Its sister-company RaRo delivers complex digital evolution solutions for highly regulated industries like Insurance and Banking and, together, the two companies cover the complete digital evolution journey of their customers, from hardware to software and managed services solutions.

With more than 1,000 IT professionals in its 12 Competence Areas and 5 Technical Offices, the two sister companies join forces to build a distinctive people-first culture that enables their people to thrive, their clients’ business to evolve and end-users to succeed.