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.
Flinders + Co is a certified LowC02 business with select products certified as Carbon Neutral Products by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve these certifications Flinders + Co undertook the following process:
- 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.
- Flinders + Co have committed to offset their emissions within the LowCO2 certification standard and product emissions through the purchase of a range of units including Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) and projects approved either under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)or Gold Standard (GS), and
- Flinders + Co have committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions within the LowCO2 certification standard and ongoing quarterly reporting of their Carbon Neutral Product sales.
What does LowCO2 and Carbon Neutral Products certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the N0CO2 Program, Flinders + Co is now a LowCO2 business, can market and promote itself as such, and can display the CRI LowCO2 logo. All products displaying the Carbon Neutral Products label and 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?
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.