We are proud to announce eAccess Solutions Inc. has achieved CarbonNeutral® company certification from Natural Capital Partners, the leading experts on carbon neutrality and climate finance. We achieved carbon neutrality across our operations in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading global framework for carbon neutrality. This was possible through a combination of internal emissions reductions and purchasing carbon credits from emission reduction projects.

What Carbon Neutral Means:

Being carbon neutral means that we remove the same amount of our net greenhouse gas emissions as we emit for a defined duration. Our CarbonNeutral® company certification recognizes that we have achieved carbon neutrality in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, which ensures the quality and credibility of our achievement.

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Why It Matters:

People around the world are already experiencing the devastating effects of climate change such as rising sea levels, more frequent and intense weather events, and forced displacements. If we do not act now and greenhouse gas levels continue to rise, the Earth's global average temperature is projected to exceed three degrees Celsius this century. This would further intensify the impacts of climate change likely resulting in agricultural failures and species' extinctions. Becoming carbon neutral and proactively reducing emissions at the source is the best step companies can take to prevent any rise in global temperature and the adverse effects of climate change that come with it.

Our Eco-Friendly Initiatives:

At eAccess Solutions, Inc., sustainability has always been one of our core values. We strive to take meaningful climate action every year by internally reducing our greenhouse gas emissions where possible. To do this, we have made and will continue to make necessary changes across our operations. Some of our current and future initiatives to successfully cut down our emissions include:

  • Repurposing about 75% of our packaging instead of creating additional containers in bulk.
  • Moving half of our employees to a rotating work from home schedule, effectively preventing about 28 tonnes CO2 equivalent from being emitted into the atmosphere every year.
  • Total revision of our facility's lighting and heating systems, which has improved our energy efficiency.
  • Reconditioning our roof to have a white reflective layer, reducing our energy consumption needs. This is especially helpful during Illinois' hot summer months.
  • Measuring and reporting our net greenhouse gas emissions annually to uphold our carbon neutral commitment.

Our Commitment

Project Information

We are currently supporting two emission reduction projects that are not only offsetting our emissions, but also providing clean energy to many, improving health and well-being, and promoting environmental conservation within various communities. All these projects are independently verified to assure they meet the highest standards (ICROA approved) and that emissions reductions are occurring.

Seneca Meadows Landfill Gas

This award-winning project has created almost 420 acres of new wetlands, established an environmental education centre and generates electricity from the landfill gas (LFG) to power 18,000 homes. The electricity is generated by capturing methane from LFG emitted by the 178 acre expansion to the Seneca Meadows landfill site - New York’s largest non-hazardous solid waste facility. The project demonstrates that it is possible to make significant reductions in the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of landfill projects, while showcasing how carbon finance can be used to extend environmental stewardship.

Solar Water Heating

Solar water heaters (SWH) provide households, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and institutions with an in-house hot water supply fueled by renewable energy rather than carbon intensive grid electricity. The project is primarily focused on serving urban areas throughout the country, and manufactures, distributes, installs and maintains solar water heaters for a variety of residential, commercial and community buildings. The project uses a range of channels to distribute the solar water heaters, primarily private entrepreneurs or larger entities that act as solar water heater dealers and franchise sub-dealers. Some units are also sold directly to customers, and in some instances, partnerships with city, state and regional governments are also used for distribution. The project developer conducts awareness programmes in schools and general public exhibitions to help increase uptake of its solar products.

Certification & Projects were sourced through Natural Capital Partners, the leading experts on carbon neutrality and climate finance.

About Natural Capital Partners

With more than 300 clients in 34 countries, including Microsoft, MetLife, Logitech, PwC, Sky and Ørsted, Natural Capital Partners is harnessing the power of business to create a more sustainable world. Through a global network of projects, the company delivers the highest quality solutions which make real change possible: reducing carbon emissions, generating renewable energy, building resilience in supply chains, conserving and restoring forests and biodiversity, and improving health and livelihoods.

Natural Capital Partners was founded in 1997 and has teams in the US, Europe and Central America. It has been recognised as Environmental Finance Best Offset Retailer for the past nine years. The CarbonNeutral Protocol was created and is managed by Natural Capital Partners. It was the first clear set of guidelines for businesses to achieve carbon neutrality back in 2002, and every year since then Natural Capital Partners has continued its commitment to providing a robust framework for clear, transparent and high quality carbon neutral action. The Protocol is updated annually with input from an Advisory Council of external experts to ensure it reflects the latest industry and scientific best practice.

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Supported Projects That Offset 158 Tonnes Of CO2e For 2021

Which Is Equivalent To:

158

soccer fields of forest growing for 1 year

756,030

cups of batch brew coffee (from cradle to grave)

158

One-way business class flights from NYC to London

Sources:

  • Preserving an acre of forest sequesters 1.22 tonnes CO2e in a year (US EPA, 2012, The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990–2010). Soccer fields can be between 1.03 acres and 2.69 (BBC Sport).
  • The carbon footprint of 1 cup of batch brew coffee is 0.209 kg CO2e from cradle to grave (23Degrees, 2021).
  • 0.22969 kg CO2/km (excluding Radiative Forcing; BEIS, 2019, Greenhouse gas reporting: Conversion factors 2019: condensed set). New York to London is 5,555 km (gcmap.com). The flight in reference emits 1.2 tCO2e.
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