検索

PoL to be carbon neutral, focus on Techtec Social Action


In order to make PoL carbon neutral, Techtec has decided to donate a portion of its business revenue to organizations and individuals that are committed to carbon offsetting. At the same time, we will further focus on "Techtec Social Action (TSA)", which we have defined as part of our CSR.


About Techtec Social Action(TSA)


Techtec Co., Ltd., the operator of PoL, an online blockchain learning service and blockchain for education, has redefined corporate policy to promote initiatives to solve social challenges. In line with this, we started “Techtec Social Action (TSA)” as part of our CSR efforts.


From now on, when we enter into partnerships with companies and projects, and when we raise funds, we will consider whether or not they are addressing social challenges as an important selection criterion.


In making this announcement, the need for initiatives to solve social challenges, symbolized by global warming, is now a well-known fact. From now on, we will further increase our awareness and efforts to solve social challenges, regardless of the type of business.


Specifically, we will work directly and indirectly to resolve the following challenges, as represented by the SDGs, through partnerships with companies and projects that address these challenges. (*Some excerpts)

  • Renewable Energy, Clean Energy, Decarbonization

  • ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance)

  • SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

  • Financial inclusion

  • Elimination of Racial and Gender Discrimination

  • Providing Educational Opportunities

Techtec focused on the cutting-edge technology like blockchain. At first glance, it may seem that there are few things that software and technology companies can do to address social challenges.


However, we believe that we can change society by believing that there is something we can do and taking action. First of all, we will add the possibility of addressing social challenges as a priority to our selection criteria for capital and business partners, and we plan to explain the importance of this to the outside world as well.



PoL to be carbon neutral


In line with TSA's philosophy, we aim to make Techtec's online learning service, PoL, carbon neutral. We envision the following specific initiatives to make the PoL carbon neutral:

  1. Measurement of the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, etc.) generated by PoL's operation

  2. Research on carbon offsetting initiatives necessary to make the PoL carbon neutral

  3. Calculating the amount of donations to organizations and individuals engaged in carbon offsetting

  4. Selection of donation recipients

  5. Implementation of donations

  6. Receive reports from the donation recipients and investigate whether carbon neutrality is actually being achieved

At this point, we have completed some of the above steps 1~4, and the results of the survey are as follows.


At this point, we have completed some of the work in initiatives 1~4 above, and the results of the survey are as follows:


Measurement of the greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, etc.) generated by PoL's operation

Normally, to measure greenhouse gas emissions, the following formula is used:

Greenhouse gas emissions = Amount of activity × Emission factor

For example, to calculate greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption, we use the amount of activity (electricity consumption, kWh) and the emission factor for electricity (t-CO2/kWh).


In PoL, since all direct activities are basically completed online, we measure the greenhouse gas emissions based on the electricity consumed in the activities to use PoL (development by the operating company and learning by the users).


In addition, we will continue to measure the power required to run the servers and databases used and the greenhouse gases emitted from them. At the same time, by expanding the scope of measurement, we will do our utmost to achieve carbon neutrality for blockchain mining and other activities that we are not directly involved in.


Research on carbon offsetting initiatives necessary to make the PoL carbon neutral Calculating the amount of donations to organizations and individuals engaged in carbon offsetting

Although tentative, we have calculated the following donation amounts based on our current measurements.

  1. 1% of the course fee

  2. 1% of the total amount of PoL tokens issued

  3. 1 dollar per Techtec Corporation stakeholder (shareholder, employee, contractor, etc.)

By calculating the donation amount based on the total amount of PoL tokens issued in addition to the donation amount based on the course fee, we believe that we can realize the world view of "the more you learn, the more carbon neutral you are". PoL tokens will be managed by the blockchain and will be distributed independently of Techtec, the PoL operator.


Thus, the more users learn with PoL, the more they can contribute to environmental protection, in a neutral and transparent way, without any third party control. (Learning at PoL is free of charge.)


In addition to the carbon offsetting efforts necessary to make PoL carbon neutral, the above donation amount includes money that is intended to be used to solve various social issues.


Selection of donation recipients

We are currently in the process of selecting our donation recipients. We are already working with a number of organizations and individuals, and will be able to make actual donations within a few months.


We will continue to search for more organizations to donate to. We would like to support the activities of many organizations and individuals, regardless of size, depending on the content of their efforts.


If you have any suggestions, please contact us:

・Email: info[at]techtec.co.jp
・Twitter: https://twitter.com/PoL_techtec
・Website: https://techtec.co.jp/ 


Focusing on solving a variety of social issues


In addition to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions, there are many other social issues that need to be addressed. In addition to carbon neutrality, we would like to focus on "providing educational opportunities" and "eliminating racism and sexism".


With this announcement, we will actively make donations to organizations and individuals working to solve the above social issues.





About Techtec Co., Ltd.

Techtec team is operating the most used education platform for crypto and blockchain called PoL. We also provide PR and translation support for projects around the world to expand into the Asia market.

Techtec corporate page is here



About PoL

PoL users can learn about crypto, blockchain and blockchain projects around the world online. Many of the projects that are well known around the world have gained prominence after being published in PoL.


The feature of PoL is that it is the only place to learn about crypto and blockchain, from beginners to advanced users. The course consists of "Crypto Basic", "Blockchain Basic", and "Blockchain Advanced". PoL has been running for 3 years and has achieved over 10,000 users, 80%+ retention rate, 95%+ token acquisition rate, and 92%+ awareness rate.


You can get more information about PoL here.

Twitter.webp
Facebook.webp
LinkedIn.webp

​©︎2021 • techtec Inc.