The certification process began by measuring Urbis’ greenhouse gas emissions to understand our baseline and define opportunities for reduction. We made a number of changes to how we operate. Including:
- buying 100% renewable energy where available
- incorporating green building measures into our offices
- reducing our corporate fleet
- procuring certified carbon neutral products
- limiting air travel.
To become a carbon neutral organisation, we offset our remaining unavoidable emissions by investing in projects that reduce and eliminate emissions from the environment.
Urbis is proud to have chosen to invest in climate action projects in Australia and overseas with co-benefits which not only reduce emissions, but also support community development, protect ecosystems and provide economic, social and cultural benefits to local communities. One of the projects Urbis has invested in recently is the Rimba Raya reforestation in Indonesia, which has benefits aligned to all 17 of the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Furthering our commitment
As well as achieving our Climate Active certification and investing in meaningful offset projects, we have also committed to a 25% net reduction in emissions by 2029. We have a plan in place to achieve this target and an emissions reduction strategy to help us get there.
Learn more about the steps we went through to achieve carbon neutrality.
Urbis is proud to be doing our bit for a brighter and more sustainable future.