South Pole Australia bolsters regional presence with carbon neutral certification against NCOS
22 Feb 2019
by Gabriella Warden / South Polein News
Global sustainability solutions provider, South Pole, has achieved official climate neutral certification for its Australian operations against the federal government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) (now the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard).
South Pole's Senior Carbon & Energy Manager - Australia, Jay van Rijn, says that rising regional interest in climate and sustainability solutions meant that achieving carbon neutrality against the NCOS was a clear next step for South Pole Australia.
We're working with a growing number of organisations, businesses and government authorities in Australia that are looking to offset their environmental impact and embark on their sustainability journeys, so it's important that we're leading by example," says van Rijn.
To achieve certification, South Pole Australia identified emission sources and implemented reduction activities, with a focus on behavioural change among employees and using renewable energy where possible. Remaining emissions were offset through South Pole's
Kariba REDD+ project, a community-based forest conservation project in Zimbabwe.
The sustainability solutions provider joins a growing number of organisations seeking carbon neutral certification against the NCOS, which currently has 81 certifications across 67 organisations.
Managed by the Department of the Environment and Energy, the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) is the Australian Government's voluntary carbon offsetting program, which is available to organisations, buildings, precincts and events looking to manage their greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.
Other NCOS-certified carbon neutral organisations include the Sydney Opera House, National Australia Bank and Frasers Property Australia.
You can read more about South Pole Australia's climate neutrality certification against NCOS on the Department website, or learn more about South Pole's own best-in-class climate neutrality labels here.