22 May 2017
EDEN SPRINGS SOURCES 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY TO POWER EUROPEAN OFFICES
Eden Springs now powers all 17 of its operations in Europe with energy from renewable sources including wind and solar.
A leading European office water cooler and coffee services supplier, Eden Springs has set and achieved multiple stretching climate targets. Since 2010, Eden has been offering CarbonNeutral® water and coffee solutions to its customers in nine countries as well as being a certified CarbonNeutral® company in the UK and Switzerland.
Now, sourcing 100% renewable energy to cover electricity consumption for all its European operations and achieving certified CarbonNeutral® electricity use is the next step in Eden Springs’ journey to reduce its emissions as a company.
Eden purchased over 8500MWh of renewable energy in 2016, which is the equivalent of powering 2,442 average homes in Germany for one year.
“By sourcing 100% renewable energy in all our locations in Europe, we are further demonstrating our commitment to climate action,” commented Catherine Stidwell, Marketing & Communications Director at Eden Springs. “Our employees can be proud that their computers, the lights above their heads and of course their water coolers, are all powered by zero-emission electricity produced by solar, wind and hydropower plants local to our offices in Europe.”
Natural Capital Partners, a leading provider of solutions for positive environmental impact, and its assessment partner, Quantis, validated the energy consumption of all Eden Springs’ European locations. Following best practice guidance from The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the global standard for carbon neutral programmes, Eden Springs then sourced the equivalent amount of renewable electricity for each office through the purchase of Guarantees of Origin (GOs) across Europe and Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) in the UK.
By tracking the electricity from its point of generation to its point of consumption, GOs and REGOs certify that Eden Springs’ offices are consuming only the renewable electricity generated by selected producers in the region. Eden Springs was one of the first companies to source UK-generated renewable energy through unbundled REGOs from small-scale solar and wind farms.
“We are very pleased to work with companies such as Eden Springs which are truly committed to reducing their emissions,” said Oliver Crouch, Chief Product Officer at Natural Capital Partners. “Through successfully measuring its electricity consumption and selecting renewable energy projects to match, Eden Springs is supporting the transition to a low-carbon grid and is setting the bar for other businesses to follow suit.”
To find out more about Eden Springs and its CSR activity, visit www.edensprings.com/environmental-efforts/
To find out more about environmental sustainability solutions and CarbonNeutral® certification visit www.naturalcapitalpartners.com
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