There are three trillion trees left in the world. With the current demand seeing 15 billion trees being cut down a year, it would take at least 200 years to fell them all.
40% of construction and mining companies are still using paper-based checklists on the job. That’s roughly 9 billion trees every year, just for paper-based checklists.
80% of land animals and plants live in forests and without the trees, most of them will die. Trees also keep the ground wet and cool and help to drive the water cycle. A large tree can push 150 tonnes of water into the atmosphere each year, which then falls back on the forest as rain. With no trees, the land will heat up and dry out and the deadwood will inevitably result in enormous wildfires. This will fill the sky with soot that blocks out the Sun, causing failed harvests for several years and leading to worldwide famine.
The construction industry is one of the least digitised industries. Why is this? If we know that 9 billion trees are being lopped for our industry, solely for inspections and checklists, why are we not doing anything to help?
World consumption of paper has grown 400 percent in the last 40 years. Besides what you can see around you, paper comes in many forms like tissue paper, cardboard packaging, electrical plugs to home insulation, even the sole inserts in your steel cap boots contain paper.
Paper is everywhere. The mining industry presents diverse challenges for workers and organisations, sometimes on a daily basis. A fast-changing environment means there is a constant requirement to monitor different assets, safety equipment, and processes.
Jordan Millar is the founder and CEO of ChekRite. ChekRite helps companies to trade in their paper-based process for digital-driven data solutions.