Sustainability & Environment
Actions speak louder than words – and when it comes to environmental sustainability, Transforce leads the way as Australia’s first and only certified carbon neutral transport company.
But our focus on the environment doesn’t stop there. We are continually developing and implementing new ways to lower our carbon footprint and set new industry benchmarks.
What does it mean to be carbon neutral?
The Australian Government introduced the National Carbon Offset Standard in 2010 to provide national consistency and consumer confidence in the voluntary carbon market. The standard serves two primary functions:
- It provides guidance on what is a genuine voluntary offset.
- It sets minimum requirements for calculating, auditing and offsetting the carbon footprint of an organisation, product or event to achieve 'carbon neutrality'.
Carbon offsets help reduce greenhouse gases by reducing or avoiding emissions and removing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in soil or trees.
How do we stay carbon neutral?
To stay on the path to carbon neutrality, we follow best practice guidelines, including:
- Measuring our carbon footprint, including all direct emissions from our sites and facilities and indirect emissions from things we purchase, such as electricity, paper and other resources.
- Reducing our carbon footprint by avoiding unnecessary emissions and reducing emissions by changing what we do, eg switching to lower emissions fuels.
- Monitoring our carbon footprint and establishing a new footprint at least once a year.
- Purchasing carbon credits to offset our remaining emissions, effectively reducing our footprint to zero.