Frontier is committed to reducing energy use, plastic production, carbon waste and the use of fossil fuels.
Our digital focussed business model is such that only 4.4% of our games in FY20 were released onto physical disc, much lower than many publishers in our industry. All of our games are also heavily compressed to ensure that our players benefit from a reduction in the energy usage required for download time.
Our office building has a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating – which puts Frontier’s headquarters within the top 10% of environmental commercial buildings in the UK. We’ve also implemented eco-initiatives such as solar panels, a heat recovery and ventilation system, use of 100% green energy for electricity and a segregated waste process.
Frontier encourages similar environmentally-conscious conduct with our people, particularly in relation to their commute to work and the use of energy in their roles.
The company aids teams in making smart journeys through our association with Travel Plan Plus+. As part of this, prior to lockdown, Frontier encouraged staff commuting via car to do so in joint occupancy with at least one team member – thereby reducing the harmful emissions and road congestion of their daily travel. We are proud to report we hold the highest percentage of shared occupancy car travel in the Cambridge Science Park community.
We are also an active promoter of the cycle-to-work scheme with an average of 130 team members cycling to work on a typical day, prior to the national lockdown. We incentivise our people to take advantage of this environmentally-beneficial and tax-free scheme through secure, complimentary bike parking as well as regular on-site bike maintenance and repairs.
Post-pandemic we are implementing a hybrid working model which will support our people further in making smart journeys for work.
Our team work together to reduce energy usage by adhering to a ‘switch-off’ policy for computers, laptops and other equipment.