Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is pleased to announce that its air travel in 2020 will be carbon neutral. KCB is offsetting its carbon emissions with projects that cut carbon and improve lives. As part of KCB’s approach to take responsibility for its impact on the environment, it has partnered with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare and Carbon Neutral to offset carbon emissions associated with air travel.
Emissions will be offset through a portfolio of projects, including ClimateCare’s award-winning Aqua Clara water purification project. This project helps people in rural Kenya gain access to safe water without boiling it by making affordable household water filters. The project team work closely with communities to ensure filters keep customers safe for the long-term. They do this through training users to check and maintain filters and by educating people on the importance of washing their hands, fruits and vegetables in safe water.
“We are delighted to work with experts in this sector, ClimateCare. They have over 20 years’ experience running some of the most innovative and largest voluntary carbon offset programmes in the world. Working with them has allowed us to take full responsibility for our carbon footprint and integrate action to tackle climate change and improve people’s lives,” said Len Murray, KCB President & CEO.
ClimateCare’s Director of Partnerships, Robert Stevens explains, “we work with forward-thinking organisations to turn their climate responsibilities into positive outcomes. Our trademark Climate+Care approach helps organisations take a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions through projects which also support sustainable development”.
KCB has also partnered with Carbon Neutral to offset carbon emissions through deforestation prevention projects, which are important because forests act as significant carbon sinks. Len Murray mentioned that “Carbon offset provider Carbon Neutral caught our attention because they offer projects for preventing deforestation in areas where we work, including PNG, Peru and Brazil”.
Ray Wilson, Carbon Neutral’s CEO, says that “taking action, rather than waiting for policymakers, explains the growing demand for carbon offsetting by businesses. KCB is showing leadership by compensating for their unavoidable emissions by investing in carbon offset projects to achieve zero carbon emissions”.
About Klohn Crippen Berger
KCB has a long history of participating in some of the largest and most challenging engineering projects in the world; projects that have helped develop resources, reclaim landscapes, build communities and stimulate economies. In fact, our projects continue to stand the test of time and, today, we work on many sites that we helped develop decades ago.
We have a strong reputation for quality work and technical experience in a range of services. Our commitment to excellence is the driving force behind everything we do and, as a result, we are the recipient of over 50 project awards.
KCB is committed to sustainability in all aspects of our business. To support our vision to “Build a Better World”, we balance social, environmental and economic considerations to meet the needs of our clients, the communities where we work, our employees and other key stakeholders. We publish our progress in our annual Sustainability Report.
Find out more at www.klohn.com
ClimateCare is a profit with purpose business which works with forward-thinking organisations to help turn their climate responsibilities into positive outcomes. Since 1997, ClimateCare and its partners have cut over 35 million tonnes of CO₂ and improved quality of life for more than 37 million people around the world.
We have more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in the global carbon markets and climate change sector. We work with major public and private sector clients to fund sustainable development projects that reduce carbon emissions at scale, measurably increase quality of life and deliver towards the UN Global Goals.
ClimateCare also advises on a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation subjects, from large scale implementation to national climate change policies.
ClimateCare’s award-winning team use their extensive experience to design, structure finance for and deliver impactful projects around the world. ClimateCare develops cost-efficient, high impact, Climate+Care programmes to tackle poverty, improve health, and protect the environment.
ClimateCare is currently ranked the number one B Corp in the UK – B Corp is a global movement of more than 2,500 purpose-driven companies that are using business as a force for good. ClimateCare operates globally from offices in Oxford, UK and Nairobi, Kenya.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org
About Carbon Neutral
Carbon Neutral is a carbon solutions provider and Australia’s major biodiverse reforestation offset developer. We help organisations minimise their impact on the environment by working with them to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
We’re passionate about the native Australian landscape, and specialise in biodiverse reforestation plantings and carbon sinks. The Carbon Neutral group has planted over 29+ million trees so far.
Our carbon management services deliver benefits to businesses beyond carbon abatement. Businesses also reap benefits from reduced energy costs, improved stakeholder engagement (staff, customers and supply chain) and enhanced brand reputation.
Carbon Neutral services include carbon accounting and sustainability consulting, energy reduction strategies, carbon calculators, carbon neutral certification, carbon offsets, vehicle fleet offsetting, biodiverse reforestation projects, our Plant-a-Tree Program, carbon neutral events, green marketing support, workshops and seminars.
We are recognised as a market leader in carbon management and advice. We have built a reputation over the past 18 years as a trusted and experienced environmental partner.
Find out more at https://carbonneutral.com.au/