Earth Capital has joined the UNFCCC’s Climate Neutral Now campaign affirming their commitment to zero-carbon operations. Our in-house Sustainability team has worked closely with the One Carbon World organisation to deliver a multi-faceted programme focused on measuring and reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions which is designed to deliver outcomes beyond carbon-offsetting and places Earth Capital as a Carbon Neutral International Standard organisation. The reporting was carried out in line with the requirements of the Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Standard and is compatible with international standards ISO 14064 and PAS 2060.
Any off-sets were made through the following:
- Carbon credits from Guanare Forest Plantations in Uruguay on degraded grasslands under extensive grazing. The main objectives of this project activity are wood production, land restoration and carbon sequestration through afforestation. All practices follow FSC standard for sustainable forest management while enhancing biodiversity conservation by increasing the connectivity of forests and generating income and job opportunities for local communities / rural areas of Uruguay;
- Emission reductions from the UN Clean Development Mechanism which enables emission-reduction projects in developing countries and operates under the Kyoto Protocol. The CDM is the main source of income for the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund, which was established to finance adaptation projects and programmes in developing country Parties to the Kyoto Protocol that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
Our work around our operational carbon footprint is consistent with the need for all businesses to transition to a net zero climate impact. We have worked with One Carbon World to measure our carbon footprint, having already adopted a sustainable procurement approach in areas such as green energy and other office products and services. The work to reduce our footprint further will continue.