Broadreach Services has been recertified as carbon neutral for 2009 by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI).
CRI audits and reports on Broadreach Services’ continuing emissions, ensuring that all business activity continues to have zero impact on the environment.
The 2009 audit found Broadreach increased its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 14 per cent compared with the previous year. This growth in overall emissions predominantly resulted from increases in emissions from business expenses, asset purchases and electricity usage.
Emissions from waste disposed remained static and emissions from travel decreased slightly compared with previous years.
Increased GHG emissions were attributed to Broadreach’s continued expansion. CRI collated data for Broadreach’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
Broadreach Services, CEO, Shaun Wormald said it was pleased to be able to grow its business while keeping emissions in check using the information from CRI to actively monitor its footprint and supply chain.
“Broadreach is working with many of its customers to help them minimise emissions by using video communications solutions that reduce travel, making the reduction in its own travel-related emissions important,” Wormald said.
Broadreach Services joined CRI’s NoCO2 certification program in August 2007.
CRI analyses GHG emissions produced by Broadreach’s operations over a one-year period for the purpose of reducing and offsetting these emissions.
It uses a combination of published life cycle emissions factors and input output tables produced from a CSIRO triple bottom line analysis to calculate emissions impact within Australia.