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Flinders + Co. Carbon Reduction Institute

Flinders + Co. is a food service meat distribution company.

But we’re also a family company with farming roots.

We’re a dedicated team with a bold vision for the future. We’re leaders and listeners, collaborators and innovators, partners and suppliers. We want to do more than simply ‘sell meat’.

We want to help Cultivate a Better Food World.

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Environmental Action:

Flinders + Co is a NoC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program.  To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Flinders + Co undertook the following process:

  1. Flinders + Co commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint, through the determination of the GHG emissions that resulted from their operations over the 2017 financial year (FY2017). CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2). CRI’s assessment relied upon site-specific data from Flinders + Co and their operations, as well as published sources of relevant data and emissions factors.
  2. Flinders + Co have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of a range of units in approved projects under the National Carbon Offset Standards; including Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) and projects approved either under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)or Gold Standard (GS), and
  3. Flinders + Co have committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.

What does NoCO2 mean?

By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, Flinders + Co is now a carbon neutral business.  All products sold by Flinders + Co are certified as carbon neutral products by CRI and can display the Carbon Neutral Product Logo issued by CRI to Flinders + Co.

What Carbon Credit Projects does Flinders + Co purchase units from?

Greenhams Biomass Project:

In 2016 Greenham Tasmania, producer of Cape Grim, Robbins Island, and Bass Strait Beef brands, transitioned their onsite steam and heat generation boiler away from coal and onto renewable biomass.

The biomass is a by-product from a process which extracts an all-natural insecticide from daisy flowers. The project, which required extensive R&D and capital investment, has seen a reduction in carbon intensity by 90%.

For more information: http://wastemanagementreview.com.au/flower-waste-fuels-tas-award-success/

Clean Drinking Water for Kenya

Approximately 80% of the diseases in developing countries can be traced back to the consumption of contaminated water. Investment in the purifying systems, LifeStraws® Family units from the company, VestergaardFransen, will not only mitigate those disturbing numbers, but is also good for the environment as there is no need to combust non-renewable biomass such as firewood as required by conventional water purification.Thus, this project leads to a more than 2 million tonne reduction in CO2e emissions per year and helps prevent deforestation.

Furthermore, the project employed thousands of locals during the project phase and creates several hundred permanent jobs.  By reducing the time allocated to procuring drinking water, the time saved can be used for more productive activities such as the education of children or economic or agricultural tasks thereby reducing poverty and giving people hope for a better future by yielding health and economic benefits.

China Wind

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.

To find out more about Flinders + Co, go to www.flinders.co

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