Industry supplier Spicers Australia has signed a partnership with environmental group Greenfleet to offset its carbon emissions through native reforestation. “We are proud of the impact we’re about to make,” said Spicers CEO David Martin.
“Spicers are about to embark on our journey towards Carbon Neutrality,” the company announced on Facebook. “We are proud to be partnering with Greenfleet to take climate action and offset our carbon emissions through native reforestation.
“Spicers Australia will be offsetting CO2 emissions relating to our Australian Operations. This will include emissions from the LPG for our gas forklifts, the diesel used in our fleet of trucks, the fuel used in company cars (including those with car allowances) and electricity used in our offices and DC’s. Whilst we have taken action through solar panels on some of our sites, LED lighting upgrades and movement to more electric forklifts, we still have some work to do.”
Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to protecting our climate by restoring native forests. Greenfleet plants native biodiverse forests to capture carbon emissions and help fight the impacts of climate change. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted over 10 million trees across over 500 forests in Australia and New Zealand. As they grow, Greenfleet forests absorb carbon emissions, improve soil and water quality, and restore habitat for native wildlife, including many endangered species.
Spicers’ first offset will be allocated to Glendalough, VIC. In the rolling hills of South Gippsland, where a previously cleared 240-hectare property will be returned to native ecosystem.
“By partnering with Greenfleet, we are confident that our climate action provides genuine and lasting environmental benefits,” said David Martin, CEO Spicers Limited. “We are proud of the impact we’re about to make. By offsetting our emissions with Greenfleet in 2022, we are taking practical action against climate change and helping to restore Australia’s forests, recreate crucial habitat for native wildlife and transform degraded land back to its natural state.”