Carbon Offset FAQs

What are carbon offsets ?

A carbon offset is a project or activity that reduces greenhouse gas emissions or captures carbon from the atmosphere to compensate for the emissions created by your own activities.

Carbon offsets are only one part of the solution for tackling climate change. Two other key actions are to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions wherever possible.

How does Able offset carbon ?

Able primarily offsets carbon through planting diverse and protected native forests. Forests recapture carbon dioxide that has already been released into the atmosphere, reducing the overall atmospheric concentrations.

Able uses Greenfleet, Climate Positive and Carbon Neutral as CO2 offset providers.

How does Able know how much to offset ?

Able is audited by a third party environmental consultantancy, Ecovantage.  Each year, Ecovantage calculate Able's CO2 emissions and present a report detailing the composition and size of the carbon footprint.

What is included in Able's CO2 footprint ?

Everything. All manufacturing, ocean freight, office overhead, warehousing, travel, car and local logistics activities are audited and included in Able's Carbon Footprint.

How do Able's offset activities fit in with the proposed emissions trading scheme ?

Able's activities are separate from the emissions trading scheme and are conducted on a voluntary basis.


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