First certified CO2 neutral company in the water cooler industry
Supporting our position as the UK market leader we have become the first low carbon water cooler company in the UK to achieve CarbonNeutral® company and product certification, achieved in partnership with the CarbonNeutral Company.
Unlike some carbon offsetting programmes it is based upon a comprehensive, carbon-reducing full life cycle assessment – we have worked with Swiss experts Quantis International, an international leader in this field, who have helped us analyse and improve all areas of the business, including transport, production, cooler selection and even office behaviour.
Energy saving intiatives for water industry
Numerous beneficial environmental programmes were identified and implemented straight away across the UK business, such as:
- All Eden Springs water coolers are selected using the Energy Star recommendations, resulting in a 50% reduction in energy consumption.
- Water delivery services are optimised for fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact through routing systems for all transport vehicles.
- Fuel efficient vehicles and eco-friendly vehicles help save fuel.
- Eden customers are encouraged to dispose cups etc into recycling bins to reduce impact upon landfills and the environment.
Net zero carbon emissions
In addition to becoming a low carbon company, remaining greenhouse gas emissions were reduced to net zero through the purchase of carbon credits from clean and renewable technology offset projects. The projects, in regions where it is crucial to limit the global levels of greenhouse gas emissions, include a run-of-river hydro power project in India and a methane capture initiative in China. This means that for every unavoidable tonne of carbon generated in our operations the same amount is prevented from entering the atmosphere through these projects.
Protecting precious resources
Eden Springs’ UK Managing Director, Jean-Marc Bolinger, said: “As a company, we fully understand that water is one of our planet’s most precious resources and we are acutely aware of the importance of protecting it. Being the first in our industry to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification for both our company and products demonstrates our long term commitment to environmental responsibility.
“We take great pride as a company that we have taken this lead in the industry, where others are now following, and it helps us define our position as market leaders. We believe that we have set a benchmark for a new industry standard in environmental practices.”