PaintPlus Colour Systems: a carboNZero case study

PaintPlus logoPaint Plus Colour Systems, the world's first carboNZero certified small enterprise, has worked with the programme since 2007. Paint Plus believes that sustainability is a key responsibility for all businesses and has been committed to reducing its impact on the environment since the very beginning.

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This certification is awarded to companies that are measuring, reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint.

To achieve carboNZero certification, an organisation must measure their organisation’s full greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (also known as a carbon footprint) so they understand what their impact is on the global climate. They measure all operational emissions required under the international standard for carbon footprints, ISO 14064, including vehicles, business travel, fuel and electricity, paper, and waste. The emissions are measured annually and the inventory is independently verified to ensure it is accurate and complete.  Once they have measured their footprint, the organisation must develop plans to manage and reduce their emissions continually. Each year, the organisation then offsets any remaining emissions through the purchase of verified carbon credits to achieve net zero emissions. As part of achieving carboNZero certification, the organisation needs to achieve emissions reductions on a five year cycle.