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:
Ndevr Charity Fundraising
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.
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.
Ndver Workplace Giving Program
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.
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.