ZUTARI MOVES CLOSER TO A NET ZERO WORLD
In celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June, Zutari, an engineering and professional services company, took a step further towards a ‘net zero world’. To raise awareness around climate change, the company purchased carbon offsets from the renowned Gold Standard scheme, which was established in 2003 to ensure that projects that reduce carbon emissions adhere to the highest levels of environmental integrity.
Zutari has measured its carbon footprint since 2014 and has conducted various campaigns to sensitise staff about the emissions they produce through their daily work and how these can be reduced. The first prize is always to avoid or reduce emissions, rather than offsetting them afterwards.
The Gold Standard projects selected by Zutari for offsetting purposes include, amongst others, a biogas programme in Kenya and a project for efficient cooking for low income households in Mozambique.
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme and held annually since 1974, World Environment Day has become the largest global platform for environmental outreach, with millions of people around the world engaging to protect the planet.