Clean Up Australia is excited to announce that it is now carbon neutral, after working closely with the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) to audit their operations and offset unavoidable emissions.

According to Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, the environmental organisation is extremely proud to take this step to further their commitment in the fight against climate change.

“Achieving Carbon Neutral Certification to ensure that our office footprint is carbon neutral was an obvious step for us,” said Ian Kiernan.
“In our business activities, we all need to do more than just recycle paper, and going through the audit process with CRI to achieve our new certification shows that we are prepared to do more than just talk the talk.”

“It is our way of setting a good example for other businesses to follow and become more environmentally savvy; to become carbon neutral.”

As part of the process Clean Up Australia worked with the Carbon Reduction Institute to measure and audit its outputs and help reduce their carbon emissions. This valuable information allowed them to identify business operations which generated the most carbon emissions and investigate ways to reduce these emissions and subsequently reduce the overall environmental impact of the business.

Customers use the audit report to gain an understanding of where they have the greatest impact on the environment and what opportunities they have to reduce that impact, said Rob Cawthorne, Managing Director and founder of the Carbon Reduction Institute.

“We are pleased to announce that Clean Up Australia has achieved carbon neutral status after working with us to audit their business,” said Rob Cawthorne.

“The successful NoCO2 certification attests that greenhouse gas emissions produced from the operations and services of Clean Up Australia have been calculated by the Carbon Reduction Institute, and carbon offsets accredited under the Verified Carbon Standard have been purchased to offset 100% of these emissions.”

“This achievement is a wonderful example to the business community.”

For further information and interviews with Ian Kiernan AO, founder and chairman of Clean Up Australia, or Terrie-Ann Johnson, Managing Director and environmental activist, please contact Tracey Wigg on 0419 141 266.

 

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