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Our Sustainability Commitment

The manufacturing industry accounts for about 20% of the global climate impact, and we want to be part of changing this.

As a software company with 5 offices in Europe, North America and Japan, our main environmental impact is caused by business travels, but also use of IT and office utilities by our over 250 employees. The estimate of our total organizational climate footprint shows that Tacton’s opportunity to contribute to a sustainable society lies with the adoption of our CPQ by our customers within the manufacturing industry.

The intersection of responsibilities by manufacturers’ sustainability experts, as well as digitalization or CPQ experts, is where the potential lies.

Enable anyone to create optimized, sustainable products with CPQ for sustainable manufacturing

Traditionally, CPQ has been utilized as a sales tool that connects your sales process from configuration through product delivery, but there are some hidden benefits that are helping manufacturers achieve their sustainability goals.

Tacton CPQ enables anyone to configure an optimized solution by showcasing materials environmental impact, reducing wasteful components, and oversizing while ensuring a possibility to aim for low operational energy consumption. Tacton is helping leading manufacturers reimagine their business models adapt to their environmental needs.


Sustainability at Tacton

At Tacton we approach sustainability from three focused areas:  Internal, Product, and Thought leadership. There´s also a foundational Governance structure ensuring streamlining of different focus areas related to resources and business strategy.  

The internal work is focused on reducing the environmental impact of the organization, training on what sustainability is, and creating a work environment where employees can thrive.

As regards to product, we see the untapped potential that integrating sustainability data on a product and even configuration level in our CPQ software can lead to. The first CPQ feature related to this is the Environmental Footprint Configuration, EFC.

Thought leadership is important since what we´ll bring to market is an industry´s first. The connection between complex manufactured products and their sustainability specifications, starting with the environment, is often not made in the same way as for B2C products. For B2C products eco-labels help to guide the purchasers. We aim to enable B2B customers to use environmental specifications as a choice point in purchasing and facilitate climate reporting by providing impact data covering the whole or part of the product’s life cycle.   

Progress is shared in the Governance team consisting of the CEO and executives from Finance, Marketing and Commercial, as well as regularly with the executive leadership team. The responsibility lies with CXOs for the overall progress.   

Our Goals

reduction YoY business travel climate impact [kgCO2e]
carbon neutral operations by 2025
of external-facing employees have taken Sustainability Training II*

*in 2024


Our Progress

In 2022 we set out to understand where the major impact and possibilities lie and a baseline climate footprint for our own operations was estimated to be about 650 tons CO2e. This increased to approximately 800 tons CO2e and at the same time business grew. We’re following the change in carbon emissions intensity – climate impact related to turnover.  The trend for this is positive, meaning a lower carbon emissions intensity for consecutive years. One action taken was the compensation for 50% of the climate emissions caused by Tactonites air travel to 2023 kick-off. We invested in the development of a production unit for SAF, sustainable air fuel, via Solarbelt Fairfuel GmbH.

To align our understanding of what sustainability is tailored sustainability training was developed in 2022, close to 90 % of employees had taken the training in Q1 of 2023. During the year another  training covering environmental sustainability, SDGs, and upcoming regulations for manufacturing industry was initiated. A network for the broader sustainability topic was formed and function as a sounding board for new strategies. In 2023, we launched capabilities to add products’ environmental features as part of CPQ. We’ll continue with different thought leadership activities, in partnership with life cycle assessment experts.


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