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Develop a Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions and Support Your Community

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 6:00pm


Over the past few years, we have watched companies focus more and more on reducing carbon emissions in their supply chains. We have attended the same conferences that you attend, we have read the same reports and white papers, we have analyzed the same types of CO2 emissions data, and we agree: a large percentage of your corporate emissions—and therefore large opportunities to reduce your footprint—reside in your supply chain.

Wal-Mart famously has begun a campaign to require their suppliers to reduce emissions. Timberland is working with some of its competitors and the Outdoor Industry Association to improve processes in their supply chains. Stonyfield Farm measured cow burps and learned that the cows were their largest emitters. The coffee industry is taking a long, hard look at issues in and around its supply.

With the knowledge that addressing emissions in a supply chain can be overwhelming and complex, we have developed an integrated approach for companies. Our original model of developing and marketing carbon offset projects now includes strategies to identify and fund opportunities in our clients’ supply chains. So far, we have used our knowledge, experience, and connections to create emissions reductions by:

  • Improving efficiency and re-purposing waste on the farms that supply milk and crops to our food industry clients
  • Providing safe, clean drinking water, preventing deforestation, and encouraging reforestation in the regions that grow coffee for our coffee industry clients

The excitement of discovering new ways to reduce carbon emissions—and realizing how the programs can also benefit employees and growers in a company’s supply chain—was particularly evident following a recent trip by members of our project development team to coffee growing regions in Africa.

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About NativeEnergy
NativeEnergy is an expert provider of carbon offsets, renewable energy credits, and carbon accounting software. With NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ offsets, businesses and individuals can help finance the construction of wind, biogas, solar, and other carbon reduction projects with strong social and environmental benefits. Since 2000, NativeEnergy’s customers have helped build over 50 projects, reducing more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, and the company has over 4 million tons under contract. All NativeEnergy carbon offsets undergo third-party validation and verification. Learn more at

Keywords: Business & Trade | Carbon Footprint | Climate Change / Global Warming | Corporate Social Responsibility | Green Business | Sustainability Professionals