The United Nations conference on climate change that took place in Paris this month has reached its objective. For the first time, a global agreement was achieved on reducing the climate changes and the CO2 emissions all over the world. In the words of US President Barack Obama The climate deal reached in Paris is “the best chance we have to save the one planet we have”.
Here, at Purely Digital we are proud to be Premier Paper’s first customer to become a certified Carbon Capture Company. We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. At the end of the day, our planet is not an inheritance from our parents, but a legacy for our children! Therefore we are making sure that we are doing our bit to keep the world clean and healthy.
The initiative’s outcome is to reduce the CO2 emissions of our operational activity. We’ve been part of the Carbon Capture paper purchase offset programme since 2013, contributing to tree planting activities year on year, which we’ve always really enjoyed.
The scheme involves calculating the CO2 emissions from our energy and fuel consumption. With the calculations being submitted for an independent audit and verification, we were able to Carbon Capture our CO2 emissions together with the paper purchased. We are excited that have created well over 247 m2 of new native woodland in the UK.
The programme includes a Carbon Management plan and internal carbon reduction programme; Quantifiable CO2 reduction claims that can be included in annual reports; Marketing programmes to help add customer value; High integrity environmental programme independently verified; Use of the unique ‘Green Seal’ logo.
The certified Carbon Capture® Company status is for a 2 year period, after which the operational CO2 emissions will then be audited and re-verified.
The Carbon Capture® scheme operates under the Government’s Woodland Carbon Code, a voluntary standard for woodland creation projects in the UK. The independent certification to this standard provides assurance and clarity about the carbon benefits of these sustainably managed woodlands. It is calculated that 25m² of native UK woodland will capture and store one tonne of CO2 and creating large areas of new native woodland, will, over time, remove hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”
We are really happy to add another aspect to our environmental credentials to protect our planet. This should comfort our customers to know that by working with us they show responsibility and are doing their bit too.