The environment and climate change are issues that O3Office take very seriously. In order to empower Australian businesses, we have to take responsibility for the environment and the impact that our dealings have on the future.
The Department of Regional Development for Australia was one of the first Government departments to recognise O3Office’s climate change benefits. They applauded the concept of utilising current business capacities, therefore reducing the need for new infrastructure. This is a concept that the O3Office team have embraced & proudly expanded on recognising that while more business is being conducted out of office.
Motivated by climate change benefits, O3Office are working hard to achieve full carbon neutral accreditation & are passionate about offering carbon offset for all business related activities. We actively encourage all businesses we deal with to reduce their carbon emissions & to look at their impact on the environment. O3Office is pioneering the 'Paperless office' leaning towards the benefits of Cloud Computing in a practical and environmental way. Why not try aligning your team, saving paper, money and the environment by trying Cloud Computing today!
We will soon offer the opportunity to offset your carbon through our online booking system
. This will voluntarily offset the carbon used at your meeting, with the added option if offsetting your fuel emissions to and from your meeting.
The Environment can be a very useful tool when it comes to business ethics and possibly winning over that client you have been working on for months. Businesses need to be seen to be 'green', one way to achieve this is to become a carbon neutral business. The first step to be taken is to have a carbon audit carried out on your business, it lists all your waste, staff members, recycling, air conditioning, heating, even the refrigerators in your office kitchen! Once you have the carbon audit, you can take further steps to become carbon neutral.
For Carbon Audit advice, consultations and work, see the Carbon Associates
|| Carbon Offsetting
A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Carbon offsets are measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) and may represent six primary categories of greenhouse gases. One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases.
There are two markets for carbon offsets. In the larger, compliance market, companies, governments, or other entities buy carbon offsets in order to comply with caps on the total amount of carbon dioxide they are allowed to emit. In 2006, about $5.5 billion of carbon offsets were purchased in the compliance market, representing about 1.6 billion metric tons of CO2e reductions.
In the much smaller, voluntary market, individuals, companies, or governments purchase carbon offsets to mitigate their own greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, electricity use, and other sources. For example, an individual might purchase carbon offsets to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions caused by personal air travel. Many companies offer carbon offsets as an up-sell during the sales process so that customers can mitigate the emissions related with their product or service purchase (such as offsetting emissions related to a vacation flight, car rental, hotel stay, consumer good, etc.). In 2008, about $705 million of carbon offsets were purchased in the voluntary market, representing about 123.4 million metric tons of CO2e reductions.
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