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IPM's Carbon Neutral Status

IPM are delighted to announce that we have achieved carbon neutral status in accordance with the global PAS 2060 standard.

Working with ECA Business Energy, we spent the last 12 months evaluating IPM's business processes and operations. This was a lengthy task with us having several regional depots nationwide, a fleet of vehicles and a workforce of over 100 employees, so it was a great achievement to accomplish this four years ahead of our original target date of 2025.

This has now provided us the scope to focus on becoming a net-zero business by 2030, reducing our total emissions year on year to reach this goal.

Although we have always been mindful of the impacts our actions have on the environment, we knew there was plenty more that we could be doing as an organisation. The UK government’s 2019 target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 was one of the catalysts which spurred us on. We undertook a full carbon assessment to determine what actions would be required if we were to become net-zero ourselves.

We understand that while its one thing to say what we aim to achieve its another to show our commitment in action. Therefore detailed below, as part of our carbon neutral journey, we have invested in three off setting projects from around the world.

1. Cikel Brazilian Amazon REDD Project

Location: Para, Brazil

Verification: VCS Standard

Project Type: REDD+

Project ID: 832

This carbon offset project is located in the Brazilian state of Para. Around 63% of the Amazon rainforest has already been lost here. The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project aims to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Paragominas Municipality, Para state, Brazil.

2. Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Cambodia

Verification: VCS Standard

Project Type: REDD+

Project ID: 1650

Keo Seima Wildlife (KSWS) covers close to 300,000 ha in the east of Cambodia. KSWS plays a vital role in the preservation of the region's important and vulnerable wildlife, including the world's largest populations of endangered, black-shanked douc and yellow-cheeked crested gibbon, as well as a nationally important population of the Asian elephant and many other species.

3. Kothapeta: Renewable Energy

Location: India

Verification: VCS Standard

Project Type: Renewable Natural Gas

Project ID: 837

This project actively claims emission reductions by the usage of cleaner fuel i.e natural gas for electricity generation. In the absence of the project, the same quantity of power would have been produced from Green House Gases (GHGs) intensive fossil fuels i.e coal. Since natural gas is energy-intensive fuel it emits fewer GHGs comparatively for the same quantity of power generated.

Naturally, there is still plenty for us to do to achieve in our net zero goals. However committing to following PAS 2060 criteria year on year is a great way to start.

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