As a purpose driven business, our goal is to change the lives of individuals and organisations for the better, every day. And this extends to lessening the negative impact we have on our environment. That’s why we want to do our part in taking action against climate change and commit to reducing and offsetting our carbon emissions. Being conscious of our emissions contribution is just one way we’re striving to build a more sustainable future.
Because of this, we’re proud to announce we have achieved carbon neutral certification against the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for our Australian Business Operations in 2021-2022. We have committed to reducing our carbon footprint through operational changes including procuring carbon neutral or GreenPower electricity for our office in Brisbane, supporting flexible working arrangements, opting-in for carbon neutral flights where possible and promoting online delivery options to our clients to reduce travel. We’re on a mission to cut down our workbook pages by 75%, which means less paper and fewer emissions from transporting materials to our clients. Plus, we’re streamlining our ICT services and equipment management to be more efficient and eco-friendly.
We have also purchased 100% Australian Carbon Credit Units through the work being done on the Piccaninny Plains Carbon Abatement and the Wongalara Wildlife Sanctuary projects. By supporting these local projects, we’re continuing our mission and passion for protecting native flora and fauna (similarly to our investment in the Banyula Conservation Reserve) with benefits going directly to Australian communities and our environment.
Our commitment to achieving carbon neutrality is based on international best practice standards and GHG protocols, and it’s a journey we’re proud to be on. Our work at Banyula is ongoing and contributes significant positive impact to the environment. Sentis is also committed to educating and encouraging our team to apply environmentally responsible practices at work and at home.
But it doesn’t stop here. By working with us, you can feel confident we’re always learning, adapting and championing change. We’re going to continue progressing towards our goal of making a positive impact, wherever and however we can in the years to come.