At Sustainable Supply, we believe that part of our corporate responsibility is to conduct business in a manner that is healthier and more sustainable. We are passionate about having an impact on the world we leave for future generations and encouraging the transition to clean energy. Here’s what you can do about your company’s carbon footprint.
Climate Change Devastation
A new study on climate change looked specifically at the effects of rising sea levels and concluded that there is a real potential for roughly 13 million people in the U.S. to be displaced. In Florida alone, over $100 million has already been spent on remediation measures, including elevating eight roads, building six new sea walls, and the installation of massive water pumps intended to redirect the sea.
The total cost of combating the effects of sea level rise in the U.S. will cost an estimated $14 trillion.
And that’s just the rising sea level. What about the higher temperatures, changing landscapes, increases of droughts, fire, and floods, stronger and more storms, heat-related illnesses, economic losses, and more?
What is clear is that more can be done, and businesses everywhere are in a position to have a meaningful impact.
As a result of our commitment, we are happy to partner with Carbonfund.org to offset the transportation emissions of all shipments at no additional cost to our customers. Carbonfund.org supports carbon offset projects around the world and here in the United States. Their Quality Assurance Protocol includes rigorous third-party certification standards, ensuring that Carbonfund.org continues to lead in the field of carbon offsets. The offsets that we purchase from Carbonfund.org support renewable energies, methane destruction, reforestation and more.
Carbon offsets can be applied to every aspect of your business, including office emissions, business travel, employee commuting, events, paper use, and shipping, allowing the flexibility to offset specific operations or all of them.
What Are Carbon Offsets?
Carbon offsets are broken down as fiscal units measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) representing six main categories of greenhouse gases. Aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, one carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide (or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases). Carbon offsets are typically purchased by consumers of fossil fuels or products using fossil fuels, as a way to “offset” or negate their negative environmental impact.
Support for renewable energy through carbon offsets facilitates growth in an emerging sector that is important for global environmental health. Carbon offsets can also contribute to your company’s operational sustainability goals.
So whether you purchase an eyewash station or LED lighting, a hammer or high-efficiency motor, it’s easy to “go green” with carbon-neutral shipments from Sustainable Supply.
Will you offset your operations?