Corporate and Social Responsibility

Carbon Neutral Plus

As part of our ongoing commitment to mitigating climate change, we have developed our own carbon reduction policy, 'Carbon Neutral Plus'. Not only do we offset all our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, but have 'doubled our offset effort' since 2015/2016 - for every tonne of carbon we emit, we purchase and voluntarily surrender two carbon offsets. This is an added incentive for us to both minimise our carbon footprint and create a net carbon benefit.

Our recent offset purchases include the April Salumei PNG REDD Project for Scope 1 & 2 emissions and China Wind for Scope 3.

 

Memberships and Programs

The team at Ndevr Environmental is proud to be involved with the following:

Bcorp
BCorp certified businesses meet rigorous standards of accountability in the areas of transparency, environmental and social impact. Ndevr Environmental are proud to be a certified BCorp organisation. We continually strive to be the best for our clients, our people, the environment and society. Our achievement of certification verifies this commitment.


OzHarvest
OzHarvest is a food rescue organisation that collets quality surplus food from commercial businesses and distributes it to charities. Ndevr Environmental staff members regularly volunteer to assist OzHarvest in their food runs.

Carbon Market Institute
The Carbon Market Institute (CMI) is an independent membership-based not-for-profit organisation. As the peak body for carbon market participants, CMI has established an important role in the evolution of the carbon market in Australia. The Institute facilitates the networks, knowledge exchange and commercial interaction amongst key government policy makers and regulators, industry, financiers and investors, professional services companies and technology solution providers.


FBC
The Future Business Council represents the interests of the innovative, sustainable and resilient businesses that will define our future economy. Members are leading companies that know the world is rapidly changing and understand a new approach is needed for business to survive and thrive this century.

AEBN
The Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN) specialises in representing industry, business and councils across Australia on environmental and energy matters likely to impact organisations.

TAKE2
TAKE2: Ndevr Environmental has pledged to “TAKE-2” as part of the Victorian climate change pledge to act now to keep global temperature rise to under 2˚C.

 


Ndevr Charity Fundraising

Walk
Walk Team

The team at Ndevr Environmental recently completed the Walk to End Cancer 2-day 60km walk through Melbourne, which raised $2.8 Million for the Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre. A big thank you to everyone who supported us through sponsorship, donations, attending the trivia fundraiser, and those who supported us on race day.

 


Ndver Workplace Giving Program

As part of our workplace giving program we have donated funds to World Vision Australia for two projects with carbon mitigation and social benefits. We have an arrangement with World Vision that allows any funds to be directed in entirety towards the projects. Our donation will now directly impact around 120 households in Ethiopia and Peru and also reduce emissions by over 200 tonnes per year. We also provide significant in-kind support for World Vision on various carbon related projects.

In 2013 we purchased and voluntarily surrendered 100 VCS units from a Tasmanian native forest protection project. We did this on behalf of our valued clients and surrendered the units in their names to recognise their support during the year.

World Vision- Energy Efficient Cook Stoves Program in Ethiopia


Wood is the most important energy source for household cooking in Ethiopia, particularly in rural areas where alternative fuel sources are either unavailable or unaffordable. This practice, apart from being resource inefficient, is associated with many adverse impacts, in the form of health problems from smoke and environmental degradation. This project aims to distribute 95,000 fuel-efficient stoves to rural households in an effort to combat these problems and uplift affected communities.

Cook Stoves Program

World Vision - Accessing Carbon Markets to Improve Livelihoods

The Yanaoca district of Peru is one of the poorest in the country, plagued by high levels of child mortality and malnutrition. Environmental degradation is a major factor contributing to food shortages and lack of diversity of produce in the area. World Vision is addressing these issues through community reforestation and accessing carbon finance and improving livelihoods to ensure long-term sustainability of the project. The project aims to plant around 1.5 million trees across 1,200 hectares of degraded grazing lands to mitigate environmental degradation, increase household incomes, and to sequester carbon into the landscape. This will be achieved through the establishment of nurseries in each of the participating communities, producing a range of trees including exotic pines for timber production, native species to establish conservation areas and increase biodiversity, and fruit trees to help combat malnutrition and increase family incomes.

Improve Livelihoods
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