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CarboNZero Cemars certification approved by Carbon Disclosure Project

posted Apr 6, 2012, 7:08 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Apr 6, 2012, 7:12 PM ]
"The emissions project has approved 17 emissions measurement systems to be used to independently verify organisations' carbon reporting and, as of Monday, carboNZero's Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (Cemars) became one of them"

"Cemars was developed by carboNZero as an alternative for carbon neutrality, so businesses could minimise their environmental effects without having to buy offsets to pay for their carbon usage. CarboNZero accreditations use the same system, but businesses pay for carbon credits to offset their footprint.

CarboNZero was created by Government-owned Landcare Research at Lincoln University in 2001. In July, it was spun out into a subsidiary company to grow more rapidly.

CarboNZero would not say how much it made in its latest financial year, however in Landcare's 2010-11 annual report, it said the business increased its revenue by almost 30 per cent and passed 500 certifications since its inception"

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