Carbon offsetting is about balancing your impact on climate change
Everyday actions like driving a car, flying and even using your computer consume energy and produce greenhouse gas emissions – such as carbon dioxide – which contribute to climate change.
You and your company can compensate for your unavoidable emissions by paying someone to make an equivalent greenhouse gas saving. This is called ‘carbon offsetting’.
Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme
By using the Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme, your business’s carbon footprint can be offset and you will be seen as making a positive, tangible statement to your employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders. Like you, they are all affected by climate change and will be more attracted, and loyal to businesses which are commitment to caring for the environment. Green minded companies that are embracing new ways of being environmentally friendly are enjoying the clear business benefits of addressing environmental issues.
The Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme is one of the greenest ways of disposing of IT, Telecommunications and Cisco equipment for enterprises like yours. Company’s of all sizes and public bodies spend too much money in disposing of IT equipment with little reward, and there is no certainty that your IT, Cisco and Telecoms equipment is being disposed off in an environmentally friendly way, which is highlighted by the giant IT mountains building up in some of the poorer countries.
You can use the Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme as part of your CSR strategy and reduce your transaction costs of IT disposal, with the knowledge that you have maximised the environmental benefits of your redundant equipment. The scheme is so simple; you let us know what redundant IT, Telecommunications and Cisco equipment you wish to dispose of and the services you require as part of your environmental disposal program. We will collect your equipment free of charge or at a nominal fee subject to the equipment.
Once in our warehouse we will calculate and confirm the revenue of this equipment and advise you of the number of tonnes of carbon emission offsets we will be able to register in your name. You have the option of either taking revenue or adding to carbon offset credits to emission reduction projects. These projects may be anywhere in the world and subject to quantity you can select the projects that are close to you or your company’s heart. When you require, we will present you with a certificate confirming the carbon offset emissions that you have purchased and retired.
The Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme provides you a platform for an end-to-end audit trail of all your transactions on recognised International Carbon Credit registries. These registries provide critical market capability including issuance and retirement services, and financial market requirements such as straight through processing including delivery versus payment. Through our partners, we have established a direct interface with the Markit Environmental Registry, enabling us to automatically retire purchases and provide you with public records of these transactions.
The carbon offsets can be verified on a recognised worldwide environmental registry. This information, as part of your CSR, can be published in your financial statements and press releases. For a larger organisation with large amounts of IT and Cisco equipment, there is scope to get linked with projects related to your market sector and be seen as an even better corporate citizen. All this positive marketing and PR can be gained by smarter management of your IT and Cisco disposal. Call today and learn how you can enhance your company’s citizen status.
Should you offset your emissions?
Everybody has a responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint – for example by using public transport more often or turning down thermostats. There are many ways of reducing your carbon emissions. The Reuse Recycle Carbon Offset Scheme is a way of offsetting some of your unavoidable emissions.
Is this a ‘cure’ for climate change?
No – offsetting won’t reverse the effects already caused by greenhouse gases. The environmental harm caused by these emissions cannot be undone. By saving an equivalent amount of greenhouse gas elsewhere, however, we can help to minimise current and future global emissions. Small steps can make a big difference.
How does Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme work?
You tell us what redundant IT equipment you wish to dispose of. We calculate the revenue of this equipment and the number of offset carbon credits that can be purchased on behalf of your company. Through our mechanism, we buy the equivalent number of carbon credits’ from emission reduction projects that make a greenhouse gas saving. These projects may be anywhere in the world, however the carbon credits produced meet the strictest international standards
Where does the money go?
The carbon offsetting schemes supported by Reuse are directed at high quality environmental projects promoting energy from renewable sources. These promise to deliver carbon dioxide reductions.
Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects can be good projects to support as these can have immediate benefits to the environment.
The quality of offsetting schemes
By offsetting your CO2 emissions with Reuse and its partners, you can be assured that your money is being invested to reduce the equivalent level of CO2 in a selected portfolio of projects around the world.
We only create or invest in offsets which are independently verified to meet the highest standards.
In particular we focus on projects which can meet the demanding rigour of the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) or the Gold Standard for verified projects. More…
Carbon Offset Projects
To achieve the environmental goals, reuse Recycle IT has partnered with a number of project developers who are able to provide the business with quality environmental projects around the world into which they can invest.
Additional long-term benefits, with Reuse’s business model, include on-going employment, opportunities to educate across the communities and better local infrastructure that helps to improve the whole economy.
India – Wind Power
The project consists of different small scale wind farms, located in rural regions of India’s Southern provinces of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and in its Western provinces of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Greenhouse Gas emission reductions are achieved by the replacement of fossil fuels currently used in the Indian power generating system and by providing rural households with clean energy to avoid firewood consumption.
Indonesia – Geothermal Power Plant
The project activity comprises of a capacity upgrade of an existing Geothermal Power Plant from 3 x 55 MW to 3 x 60 MW, which generates and supplies electricity to the connected grid, the Jamali Grid. This project promotes & increases the utilisation of geothermal energy as a renewable energy source all over Indonesia. Greenhouse gas emission reductions are achieved through updating its capacities, thus avoiding the burning of fcoal for the growing demand in Indonesia.
Honduras – Small Scale Hydropower Project
The Babilonia Hydroelectric Project consists of a run of river hydroelectric project with high pressure tubes of 750 and 600 mm diameter and a length of 3,200 meters, a power house and 2.5 km of power transmission lines, which are installed along existing roads connecting the plant to the national grid. Greenhouse Gas emission reductions are achieved by replacing fossil fuels with sustainable energy, thereby avoiding the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Thailand – Wastewater Treatment with Biogas Production
The project activity involves installation of an anaerobic wastewater treatment facility, based on Up Flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket technology, at a starch manufacturing plant where large amounts of waste water are being produced. The facility enables the capture of methane, reducing the emission of these strong Greenhouse gases. The project utilises the captured methane as fuel in existing heat generating devices in the plant replacing heavy fuel oil.
China – Landfill Gas to Energy Conversion Project
The plant is today collecting the landfill gas and subsequently processing it into electricity which is fed into the Suzhou City local power grid. Greenhouse gas emission reductions are achieved by the project activity through avoidance of methane emissions from the landfills to the atmosphere and through displacement of fossil fuel based electricity from the grid.
Reuse Technology Group seeks to be a good corporate citizen in everything that it does and our responsibility encompasses interaction with stakeholders that include:
Our customers – Our suppliers – Our community – Our environment – Our people
We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to all stakeholders are integral to our business and will benefit our business in the long term. We aim to demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and within our corporate policies.
We shall be open in communicating our strategies, targets, performance and governance to our stakeholders in our continual commitment to sustainable development. The Managing Director is responsible for the implementation of this policy and will make the necessary resources available to realise our corporate responsibilities. The responsibility for our performance to this policy rests with all employees throughout the company. Get in touch, click here
Where practical to walk, cycle and/or use public transport for work related activities and outside the work environment.
Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working at least one day a week.
Use an emissions recording scheme for business travel to monitor our environmental impact and to retire carbon credits to offset our corporate emissions.
Purchase of equipment and consumption of resources
Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used, and identifying opportunities to reduce waste. Have sufficient recycling bins in the office and encourage use of recycling bins at home for home and office waste.
Where possible arrange for the reuse or recycling of office waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment. Reduce the energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping. Purchase fair-trade products and consumables for the office.
Businesses in the UK
The Climate Change Act 2008 makes the UK the first country in the world to have a legally binding long term framework to cut carbon emissions. One of the targets set is a 34% reduction in emissions by 2020 based on 1990 levels. The Act also creates a framework for building the UK’s ability to adapt to climate change.
We are continually working out strategies to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint and help the country achieve its emissions target. We recognise that your business today faces many challenges, both Green and Increasing Bottom Line Profits.
By offering a one stop simple effective solution for disposing IT equipment, we are helping reduce the direct and indirect operational costs of IT disposal. This goes a long way in improving your Profit and Loss account, frees up your valuable human resources and provides you with a business solution for your IT disposal process.
Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme
The Reuse Technology Group Carbon Offset Scheme makes a positive contribution to help companies with their green challenges. Reuse Technology Group avoids putting IT related equipment into landfill, thus enhancing the environmental performance of our clients. Our company therefore aligns IT replacement projects with the evolving green policies of many corporations in the UK.
The responsibility of enterprises, both public and private, towards the health of the planet is becoming a criterion for numerous discussions relating to purchasing, disposal and investment of assets. Carbon footprint and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is increasingly becoming part of boardroom discussions.
Furthermore with the global support of the Carbon Disclosure Project, an increasing number of company’s are disclosing their carbon reduction initiatives and respective statistics.