ADEY achieves Carbon Neutral Plus certification
ADEY is committed to supporting the UK’s Green Industry Revolution through developing solutions to make our homes, schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more efficient, and taking action to reduce harmful carbon emissions as a Carbon Neutral Plus certified business.
ADEY’s MagnaClean filters have long been proven to reduce carbon emissions from household heating systems. In fact, with MagnaClean filters installed in more than five million homes, we’re helping to save around one million tonnes of CO2 every year; that’s equivalent to taking 360,000 cars off the road.
Reducing carbon emissions through increased heating system efficiency is a key part of what we do, but our commitment to improving sustainability and reducing our environmental impact runs through every area of the ADEY business. It’s these efforts that have recently been recognised with Carbon Neutral Plus certification, reveals Lee Carlin, ADEY’s Director of Operations.
One of the steps ADEY has taken to continually improve its carbon footprint is to invest in offsetting the unavoidable emissions the business generates. Working with carbon management and sustainability experts Carbon Footprint Ltd, ADEY was independently assessed and certified as a Carbon Neutral Plus organisation, going the extra mile to support offsetting projects that also provide opportunities for education. Carbon Neutral Plus status is awarded to organisations that offset more than 10 per cent of their carbon footprint.
“We have offset some 420 tonnes per CO2 (tCO2) equivalent this year and worked with Carbon Footprint Ltd to choose suitable offsetting projects that help to combat climate change but also engage and support local communities. We support a Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project in Brazil that avoids and prevents unplanned deforestation in native forests, and a school tree planting scheme much closer to home in the West Midlands.
“Simply put, we make products and solutions that contribute to carbon reduction, so it’s important to us as a responsible manufacturer that we practice what we preach and do as much as we can to manage the impact our whole business has on the environment.
“To help us do this effectively, we’re one of many businesses that are guided by the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals which were developed in 2015 as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Using this as a framework, we’ve been able to set some practical objectives around the Climate Action, Life on Land and Quality Education goals. This means that we proactively follow best practice to address environmental issues such as waste, measure and monitor our carbon footprint to manage and mitigate carbon emissions and create opportunities to transfer knowledge and skills to a younger generation.
“Reducing carbon emissions is at the heart of our business and it’s important that our industry does everything it can to contribute to the UK’s net zero emissions target. We want to encourage others do their bit and organisations like Carbon Footprint are well placed to give expert practical advice to help reach your goals.”
Find out more about carbon offsetting, VCS projects and the school tree-planting programme here: https://www.carbonfootprint.com/carbonoffset.html
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