A brief explanation…
Carbon offsetting is achieved by the use of ‘carbon credits’ to allow businesses to compensate for their unavoidable carbon footprint and meet carbon reduction targets. Businesses compensate for their environmental impact in order to meet increasing client and stakeholder pressure and to demonstrate a commitment to positive carbon reduction by their actions.
Carbon offsetting delivers finance to essential renewable energy, forestry and resource conservation projects which generate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. In order to ensure this finance delivers genuine results, the projects which are supported must be high quality and ‘additional’, proving that they would not happen without the sale of carbon credits. Projects follow a comprehensive set of validation and verification procedures to demonstrate that they are generating emission reductions and are monitored on a regular basis through independent third parties.
As an important enhancement to our environmental credentials, Diligent Cleaning subscribes to CO2 Balance. This augments our environmental policies and subjects us to an annual Greenhouse Gas Audit. The resulting report presents us with a number of practical improvements that should be made to continue to reduce our overall environmental impact. The finances raised by the carbon credits that we purchase are used in many worthwhile projects around the World.
Diligent Cleaning’s certification as a ‘CarbonZero’ business is a principle facet of our commitment to protecting the environment.
Click the logo above to find out about the projects that the money that is raised through the scheme helps to put into action.