"We are the only IT Engineering Company in Australia to have achieved Carbon Neutral Status
And, you'll be pleased to know, Best I.T. Engineering is also committed to reducing - not just offsetting - our carbon footprint. For instance, when we deployed 14,200 desktops on behalf of a client for the NSW Department of Education and Training, we removed 40 tonnes of old PCs, with 98% of components and materials recycled. We also successfully reduced eWaste and greenhouse gas emissions using above ground mining techniques.
We all know that technology can have a negative impact on the environment. That's why Best I.T. Engineering is committed to Sustainable Development and minimising the adverse effects our business has on the world.
We do this by monitoring our carbon emissions, which are verified by a full independent annual audit. This audit complies with The GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standards and ISO 14064-1 Greenhouse Gases. (For more information, please visit http://www.ghgprotocol.org)
To offset 100% of our CO2 equivalents emitted across our business activities, we purchase carbon credits each month in arrears. We buy two types of carbon credits:
- Forestry Sequestration Credits. Sourced from the New South Wales Government's forestry management service, each New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Abatement Certificate (NGAC) certifies that one tonne of CO2 has been removed from the atmosphere and stored on our behalf for 100 years.
- Plus, the land on which the forests are cultivated must have been cleared prior to 1990 and, should any harm come to the trees themselves within that 100 year period, then the carbon credits must be replaced by an alternative source.
- Methane Destruction Credits. As methane gas has a molecular structure that's more damaging to our atmosphere than CO2 and a 'global warming potential' 21 times worse than CO2, it's extremely important to prevent it from being released into the atmosphere. That's why we also purchase NGACs that are created from projects designed to trap and destroy this harmful gas.