CO2 Australia is the first carbon and biodiversity offsets project developer to be certified as a carbon neutral organisation under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard. And we’ve done it by supporting local carbon abatement projects.
The decision to become carbon neutral continues CO2 Australia’s proud history of environmental leadership. Going carbon neutral is a way for CO2 Australia to take responsibility for our emissions and demonstrate our commitment to climate action.
CO2 Australia chose Climate Active certification because we feel strongly about avoiding the ‘greenwash’. Climate Active certification gives businesses a credible, measurable and respected stamp against their carbon neutral credentials.
CO2 Australia has chosen to offset our emissions with carbon credits from Australian projects that deliver a wide range of economic, social and environmental benefits to the local communities, as well as reducing emissions. We call it a ‘Fair Dinkum Carbon’ commitment.
CO2 Australia has used carbon credits from one of its own flagship projects in New South Wales. Carbon Estate was one of the first projects of its kind and CO2 Australia worked with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council to revegetate hundreds of hectares of degraded agricultural land on its Barooga Karrai property some 60 kilometres west of Condobolin.
In addition to biodiversity benefits, agricultural benefits have been realised with tree belts protecting crops from drying winds and keeping groundwater levels low, reducing the risk of land salinisation. Myroolia involves landholders implementing changes to land management practices which promote regeneration of the natural environment while improving productivity within the region. It provides environmental and economic benefits for local landholders where a non-traditional income stream helps to ensure sustainability of grazing operations.
As part of our journey towards carbon neutrality we have already implemented measures to reduce our carbon footprint, focusing on encouraging behaviour change among employees and using renewable energy where possible. We are currently working on the development of a quantitative emissions reduction target and a corresponding action plan with the aim of reducing our per employee emissions on a yearly basis.