Internode breathes easier with CO2-free status
Australian-founded global carbon reduction company Carbon Planet conducted a comprehensive audit of greenhouse gas emissions attributable to Internode in the 2006-07 financial year.
Carbon Planet's audit report commended Internode's existing practices which included recycling cardboard boxes and paper and sending obsolete computer hardware to third party metal scrap retailers. It also acknowledged the energy-saving designs and practices implemented at Internode's new corporate headquarters, at 150 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.
The report identified that Internode's major greenhouse gas emissions were from in the area of utilities, such as electricity consumption, which accounted for nearly two thirds of the total figure of 3899.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. Other areas included employee services, flights, equipment, third party services and ground transportation.
By identifying the types and amounts of its greenhouse gas emissions, Internode was able to reduce or remove the effect of those emissions by purchasing 3900 fully certified carbon credit offsets.
Internode Group General Manager Patrick Tapper said Internode had commissioned the audit to identify and remediate its impact on the environment. "As an organisation, we are committed to doing our best to operating in a sustainable and environmentally ethical manner," he said.
"This greenhouse gas emission audit is just the first step in Internode's long term commitment to minimising its environmental impact."