Piratech Announces Achievement of Climate Neutral Certified Status
Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Piratech has successfully achieved Climate Neutral Certified status by measuring its 2019 greenhouse gas emissions footprint, purchasing carbon credits to offset that footprint, and implementing plans to reduce emissions this year and beyond. Taking these direct actions against climate change qualifies Piratech to display the Climate Neutral Certified label in its branding and marketing for the next year before re-certifying.
Piratech believes every company, organization, and government jurisdiction has a vital role in addressing its climate impact and contributing to a sustainable climate future. "As we build our consulting organization it is important to build sustainability core to our culture," said Piratech Managing Director, David Allen. "Becoming a Certified Climate Neutral company will show our leadership as a socially responsible company."
Every company displaying the Climate Neutral Certified label has taken the same steps to address climate pollution. The process involves first estimating all of the carbon emissions from making and delivering a company’s products or services. Piratech calculated its 2019 carbon footprint to be 27 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. Companies must then follow a set of standards for buying verified carbon credits to offset their entire footprint. Carbon credits direct investment into reducing and capturing carbon dioxide, and can support a range of projects such as forest conservation, renewable energy, and direct destruction of climate-changing gases. You can find Piratech's certification at https://www.climateneutral.org/brand/piratech-llc.
All Climate Neutral Certified companies also commit to a reduction action plan to cut future emissions. This year, Piratech will:
The formalization of virtual meetings in customer contracts to reduce the amount of air travel requirements by 10%.
Evaluate and transition to SAAS-based technology providers that specify short and long term plans to utilize alternative energy to reduce my overall non-sustainable energy use by 10%.
“Climate Neutral Certified companies show the world that immediate action on climate change is possible and essential,” says Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral. “We’ve certified our first group of companies this April and believe this is the beginning of a powerful movement among consumers and companies. Even at this difficult time, our newly certified brands are leading the way by recognizing that climate change must be solved. They believe that all companies should take immediate voluntary action to zero out their entire carbon footprint, and are engaging their consumers around this important issue like never before.”
Piratech has joined more than 100 other Climate Neutral Certified brands, totaling more than 160,000 metrics tonnes of carbon. The first group of certified brands has the equivalent climate impacts of taking 35,000 passenger cars off the road for an entire year. Learn more about Climate Neutral and browse all of the certified brands at climateneutral.org.
ABOUT CLIMATE NEUTRAL
Climate Neutral is a non-profit organization creating the new trusted consumer standard for corporate climate action. The Climate Neutral Certified label empowers consumers to consciously support companies that measure their entire carbon footprint, offset it in its entirety, and implement strategies to reduce it moving forward. Climate Neutral’s standardized process makes it easier for companies to estimate their greenhouse gas footprint, identify credible carbon offsets, and prioritize measures to reduce their emissions. To learn more about Climate Neutral, visit climateneutral.org.
Piratech is passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams. Our goal is to inspire people and organizations to work with more vision, passion, positivity, and purpose. At Piratech, we understand that change is not always easy. Since 2016, we’ve been helping organizations of all sizes respond positively to industry advancements. From implementing best practices to new digital adoption, we focus on timeless principles to help organizations stand out, excel, and make an impact. Visit us at piratech.com.