The company is offsetting its electricity usage and shipping carbon emissions via carbon offsets generated from The Envira Amazonia Project
PLT Health Solutions has partnered with global carbon reduction and offset, organisation Carbonfund.org Foundation, instituting a company-wise emissions reduction program to lower its environmental impact. The company is offsetting its electricity usage and shipping carbon emissions via carbon offsets generated from The Envira Amazonia Project – a tropical forest conservation initiative located in Brazil that covers nearly 500,000 acres of territory and combines conservation with community development activities.
Devin Stagg, COO for PLT Health Solutions, said: “As a company in the business of promoting health and wellness via plant-based ingredients, PLT Health Solutions understands that environmental protection, sustainable sourcing, protection of natural resources and ethical conduct are not only the right thing to do – they are also good business. Without a vibrant global ecosystem, we won’t have access to the natural, botanical materials that form the foundation of our products.”
PLT is engaged in various activities to reduce carbon emissions from its global operations, including consolidating its international product shipments to reduce cargo emissions and balancing essential business travel with virtual meetings to reduce air travel emissions. It also includes workplace initiatives such as energy-efficient technologies and electronic files and documentation to minimise paper use.
These efforts in becoming carbon neutral are part of a broader sustainability platform, the company says, involving efforts to support the sustainable growing, harvesting and processing of the raw materials that go into its ingredients. The sustainability platform also includes People+Planet initiatives designed to promote human health and quality of life, as well as projects supporting the environment on both land and sea.
"We applaud PLT Health Solutions for their commitment to mitigating climate change via neutralising their corporate emissions,” explained Eric Carlson, President of Carbonfund.org Foundation. "We are at a crucial moment for protecting the Amazonian Basin and reducing climate change, and we greatly appreciate PLT’s support toward tropical forest conservation.”