Bluegum is an Australian owned promotional product manufacturing and distribution business that has operated for over 30 years. We are conscious of our corporate responsibilities and are committed to conducting our business in a fair, honest and responsible manner in accordance with all environmental and government regulations. Our ISO 9001 Quality Management system Certification ensures we deliver premium product solutions that exceed our client expectations.
Bluegum plan on setting goals that have a carbon emission offset program to support our desire to operate in an environmentally sensitive manner consistent with our beliefs and those of our business partners. Bluegum will be implementing programs for our Corporate, Educational, Government and other organisations with aligned values to offset 100% of carbon emissions generated by the products they purchase.
Bluegum is a LowC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve this status and become a low carbon business, Bluegum undertook the following process:
- Bluegum commissioned a LowCO2 audit from CRI to measure their operational carbon footprint for the 2018 financial year (FY2018). CRI’s LowCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1).
Under the protocol Scope, 1 & 2 emissions are required to be measured while Scope 3 emissions do not need to be measured. The LowCO2 Audit measures emissions relating to all Scope 1 & 2 emissions and Scope 3 emissions relating to staff travel and waste as these emissions fall within Bluegum’s financial control.
- Bluegumhave committed to an ongoing program of offsetting their operational emissions in an approved Verified Carbon Standard project; namely the China Wind Project, and
- Bluegumhave committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What does LowCO2 mean?
By meeting the requirements of LowCO2 certification under the NoCO2 Program, Bluegum is now a low carbon business. Bluegum have measured and offset their operational emissions, as outlined above.
What Carbon Credit Project does Bluegum purchase units from?
The China Wind Project provides a renewable, clean energy source for power generation. Wind projects partially displace electricity currently generated from grid-connected conventional fossil fuel based thermal power plants, thereby reducing overall emissions. Furthermore, by reducing harmful pollutants in the atmosphere, the China Wind Project also provides public health and local environmental benefits. Such projects also provide economic benefits through increased investment in renewable energy and employment opportunities.