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(Oshkosh, Wis.) – Promotional products retailer 4imprint has achieved CarbonNeutral company certification. A company must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero over a 12-month period to be certified a CarbonNeutral company.
4imprint began its journey to carbon neutrality in 2017 with the launch of an internal, environmentally focused team to measure their current environmental impact, engage their organization around sustainability and make recommendations on how to improve their environmental footprint across the company and supply chain. Additionally, in 2020, 4imprint pledged carbon neutrality by December 2022.
Earlier this year, 4imprint partnered with Natural Capital Partners, the leading experts on carbon neutrality and climate finance. 4imprint had an independent assessment of its greenhouse gas emissions, and the evaluation considered all parts of 4imprint’s business – from heating and cooling to electricity use, business travel, waste generated in operations, transportation, employees working from home and more.
4imprint spent the months that followed launching several internal emissions reduction projects – converting to LED lighting, using carbon neutral shipping programs and even installing electric vehicle charging stations at their UK office. 4imprint also identified and selected three carbon reduction projects to offset the remainder.
The result: Carbon neutrality.
“Simply put, this is the right thing to do,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, CEO, 4imprint. “While this is an important first step, and I’m proud of the work our team has done, we know we have more work to do. We look forward to working alongside our partners to pursue additional meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. That’s good for all of us.”
4imprint CarbonNeutral company certification is in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality.
About Natural Capital Partners
With more than 300 clients in 34 countries, Natural Capital Partners is harnessing the power of business to create a more sustainable world. Through a global network of projects, the company delivers the highest quality solutions which make real change possible: reducing carbon emissions, generating renewable energy, building resilience in supply chains, conserving and restoring forests and biodiversity, and improving health and livelihoods. The CarbonNeutral Protocol was created and is managed by Natural Capital Partners. It was the first clear set of guidelines for businesses to achieve carbon neutrality back in 2002, and every year since then Natural Capital Partners has continued its commitment to providing a robust framework for clear, transparent and high-quality carbon neutral action. The Protocol is updated annually with input from an Advisory Council of external experts to ensure it reflects the latest industry and scientific best practice.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group plc, a public company traded on the London Stock Exchange, which serves millions of customers with promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom T-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags, water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit https://www.4imprint.com/.