May 17, 2012
FIE LONDON PARTNERS WITH CLIMATECARE
At FIE, we are dedicated to actively engaging with and being aware of our environmental impact and responsibilities and we continually review our policies and procedures to reduce our carbon emissions. So far, this has included comprehensive recycling programs, energy-efficient facility upgrades, and strategic policy development.
However, to tackle the impact associated with the business travel of our London-based staff, we have teamed up with ClimateCare to offset our CO₂ emissions. ClimateCare is an organization that offsets global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals. These offsets are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions, but also make a difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s least developed countries.
ClimateCare makes emission offsets through renewable energy, energy efficiency, and industrial gas and waste management projects. These include:
LifeStraw: ‘Carbon for Water’:
This project has distributed over 800,000 LifeStraw Family water filters in rural Kenya, providing sustainable access to clean water for around 4.5 million rural Kenyans, and reducing demand for firewood used to boil water, thereby slowing deforestation.
Brazil Saldanha Hydroelectric:
Supplying Brazil’s remote Northern region with electricity has always been a difficult challenge. In the past the solution in has been the implementation of isolated electricity systems based on diesel power plants. The Saldanha Small Hydroelectric Project brings a secure and reliable source of power to the region for the first time, produced with renewable energy.