Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) is the exclusive representative body and collective bargaining agent of Australia’s elite professional footballers, including the Socceroos and the Matildas, those players in the A-League and W-League, as well as emerging talents playing in Australia and throughout the world.
Climate Change Action
PFA is a NoC02 business certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) under the NoCO2 Program. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral PFA undertook the following process:
- 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 2019 financial year (FY2019). 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).
- Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), and
- Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
What does NoCO2 certification mean?
By meeting the requirements of the NoCO2 Program, PFA is now a carbon neutral business. All services provided by PFA are carbon neutral and can display the Carbon Neutral Service Logo.
What Carbon Credit Projects do Professional Footballers Australia purchase units from?
Mauritius Solar Carbon Offset Project
Solar energy plays a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as the emission of harmful air pollutants such as sulphur and nitrous oxides. The success of the project will continue to help in promoting renewable energy use for a cleaner future while diversifying Mauritius’s current energy mix. Each solar panel consists of many photovoltaic cells containing silicon and conductors which convert photons from sunlight into direct current electricity. This electricity flows to an inverter where the direct current electricity is converted to alternate current electricity which can be used by households. All electricity is fed into the grid for use by households and industry. The project activity involves a greenfield installation, meaning that there was no electricity generation at the site prior to the project’s implementation. As such, all power generated is responsible for the displacement of energy that would otherwise have been provided from the combustion of fossil fuels.