CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION
TAUT achieved carbon neutral certification on the 04/03/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral we undertook the following process:
– Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for 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 Gold Standard, and
– Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.
HOW DOES TAUT OFFSET ITS EMISSIONS?
Rimba Raya Biodiversity Project
Rimba Raya is an initiative to protect and preserve High Conservation Value tropical lowland peat swamp forests; one of the most highly endangered ecosystems in the world. The Project aims to reduce Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions and protect the endangered Borneo Orangutan, and other RED listed species, by preserving 64 977 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest.
Rimba Raya is the largest ever REDD project to see its emission reductions verified under the Verified Carbon Standard, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 4 5 million tonnes per year and having already verified over 15 million tonnes to date. The project is scheduled to reduce more than 130 million over the 30 project life.