Avinity is proud to announce that it has achieved the Carbon Neutral ® company certification by working with The Carbon Neutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions.
To achieve CarbonNeutral ® status, an assessment of the CO2 emissions produced by Avinity was made and an offset-inclusive emissions reduction programme entered into. This means that for every tonne of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that Avinity produces, it purchases a verified carbon offset which guarantees an equivalent amount of GHG emissions is reduced from the atmosphere through a renewable energy or clean technology project.
The importance of Carbon Neutral
The world is facing a serious energy crisis; the mass use of fossil fuel and deforestation is strongly contributing to the increase of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the atmosphere. This increase of CO2 causes heat to be trapped into the atmosphere resulting in the earth temperature to steadily increase. With this looming risk of climate change, our best chance of sustainability is through dramatically reducing energy emissions and promoting alternative energy providers. Astonishingly, reports have suggested that by simply reducing energy emissions we could in fact significantly postpone global warming over the next 25 years; highlighting the immense impact Carbon Neutral could have on the earth.
The carbon offsets purchased by Avinity relate to the Sabah Rainforest Rehabilitation Project that rehabilitates logged rainforest in the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo through Improved Forest Management (IFM) activities as well as avoiding a second round of logging. The project developer has been working on these activities since the early 1990s and so far has restored approximately 12,000 hectares (ha) of rainforest with a goal of rehabilitating a total of 25,000 ha.