August 25 2020
Fully-remote workforces moves Elastic closer towards Sustainability Goals

In a move to adopt more sustainable business practices, Elastic Suite is moving to a 100% remote workforce.  The adoption of a remote work environment is also designed to facilitate greater collaboration among Elastic & Emerald employees working across multiple time zones in the US, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region.

“Reducing the footprint of our corporate office at this time simply makes sense from both a business and sustainability perspective. Our digital technology platforms provide virtual wholesale merchandising capability and greater sustainability through the elimination of printed B2B sales catalogs. Through this move we’re bringing our company workspace policies more in line with these same environmental stewardship principles held not only by Elastic Suite but by many of our clients.”

-Josh Reddin, Founder & EVP, Elastic Suite

Environmental benefits resulting from the move are expected to come from reduced emissions by eliminating employee commuting, less office-related energy consumption, and ultimately fewer resources used to construct and maintain commercial office space. 

Focusing on Sustainability

Leading brands renowned for their commitment to the environment, such as The North Face, Patagonia, Volcom, RipCurl, Shimano and many others, are utilizing Elastic’s B2B ecommerce to greatly reduce or eliminate printing and shipping of product catalogs and sales workbooks. The use of Elastic at The North Face alone has cut, on an annual basis, the brand’s carbon footprint by an estimated:

  • 3.22 million pounds of CO2
  • 507 tons of wood products
  • 3,010 trees equal to 48 acres of forest
  • 89.5 tons of solid waste  

This environmental impact data is based on scientific methodology created by the Environmental Paper Network.

“Through our industry leading Elastic digital merchandising technology, now deployed by multiple brands across many verticals, we’re helping make a significant positive environmental impact and combat climate change,” added Reddin.  “While we’ve made great progress on this front through our current industry alliances, we expect to accelerate this effort in the near future through additional partnerships with organizations more directly linked to global environmental and climate related causes.”

B2B Print Elimination with Elastic

Elastic helps manufacturers, retailers and distributors adopt a more sustainable approach to B2B sales while achieving efficiency-driven cost savings and incremental sales growth.  Sustainability and cost savings come through streamlined order entry, digital catalogs, eliminating printed sales materials, resource optimization, inventory management, online payment functionality and product sample reduction.  Increased sales revenues come through brand-specific retailer/dealer applications, sales rep tools, strategic sales planning, digital merchandising, product customization, managing complex pricing incentive programs, assortment planning tools, history-driven selling, strengthening brand equity, segmented sales capability, increased client acquisition/retention and enhanced product presentations.

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