22 May 2017
Leading the market on Climate Action: Eden Springs helping thousands of its European customers take action on climate change through its CarbonNeutral® programme
Eden Springs International, Europe’s leading office water and coffee service solutions provider, has offset over 141,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide since 2010 - the equivalent of more than 1.4 million economy-class flights from London to Berlin or over 16,500 car journeys around the world.
Seven years ago, Eden Springs understood the value of building its reputation as a responsible business by helping its European customers take action on climate change through the procurement of certified CarbonNeutral water and coffee solutions. By choosing to procure a certified CarbonNeutral solution from Eden Springs, businesses can lower their own environmental impact and contribute to collective climate action, by reducing global carbon emissions and delivering sustainable development outcomes to climate vulnerable communities.
For every tonne of carbon dioxide emitted through the installation and first year use of one of Eden’s water cooler or coffee machines, a carbon credit is purchased and retired from a high-quality emission reduction project, to reduce the impact to net zero. For the next two years, Eden has chosen to support a project that not only delivers emissions reductions but also delivers clean drinking water solutions to local communities. The Gold Standard project, based in Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Eritrea, provides clean drinking water to small rural communities through repairs to broken boreholes.
Catherine Stidwell, Marketing & Communications Director at Eden, comments: “We’re proud to maintain our CarbonNeutral certification across our operations in Europe, and to continue demonstrating our commitment to mitigating our impact in a very effective way. By choosing an Eden Springs water or coffee solution, our customers can be reassured not only of a high quality experience for their employees and clients, but also that they are positively contributing to their own environmental and social responsibilities.”
To find out more about Eden and its CSR activities, visit www.edensprings.com/environmental-efforts
About Eden’s selected 2016-2017 offsetting project via Natural Capital Partners: Sub-Saharan Africa - Improved Water Infrastructure
Over 600 million people worldwide lack access to safe water sources. This Gold Standard project, currently based in Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Eritrea, provides clean drinking water to small rural communities through repairs to broken boreholes. Boreholes can be used as water wells by installing a vertical pipe casing and well screen which allows water to be extracted from the ground. In addition to the carbon emission reductions, the project contributes to five key sustainable development outcomes: climate adaptation, empowering women, health and well-being, infrastructure development and water stewardship. In Uganda, 10 rehabilitated boreholes serve roughly 5,700 people and are estimated to reduce 100 cases of diarrhoea and six fatalities per year. Communities are also offered water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) training to help maintain the quality of the water and ensure it is fit for human consumption.
To find out more about how CarbonNeutral certification can add value to your customer engagement strategy or deliver against key sustainability objectives, visit www.naturalcapitalpartners.com
or download The CarbonNeutral Protocol at http://assets.naturalcapitalpartners.com/downloads/The-CarbonNeutral-Protocol-Jan2017.pdf.
For enquiries relating to Eden, please contact:
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate FP&A