Carbonfund.org makes it easy and affordable for any individual, business or organization to eliminate its climate impact and hasten the transformation to a clean energy future. Carbonfund.org achieves its goals through offering climate change education; carbon offsets and reductions, as well as public outreach programmes.
As a first step, EMS obtained carbon offsets from Carbonfund.org by calculating its carbon footprint, including energy used in the office, employee commuting (distances and methods), and average business travel for a year.
EMS then donated to Carbonfund.org an amount equalling its carbon contribution for the purchase of carbon offsets. Consequently, EMS' carbon footprint for operations and employee travel of the Dubai office is nullified by projects Carbonfund.org works with to eliminate carbon emissions in another.
Recognized as market leaders and an ideal choice for EMS to use as partners, Carbonfund.org's primary role is to act as a clearing-house of carbon offsets and to ensure that offsets are verifiable and not 'double counted'.
Khaled Bushnaq, Chief Executive Officer of EMS, said: "EMS seeks to set standards for corporate social responsibility in green measures. Through this partnership, we have successfully demonstrated our objective to evolve as an outstanding member of the community.
"In today's age, companies can no longer view CSR as an option; it must become the norm for every company. The environment's upkeep depends on how we take more proactive role in reducing, if not eliminating altogether, our carbon footprint. There are many alternatives out there for companies or individuals to achieve this, and Carbonfund.org presents one of the most relevant solutions. We hope more companies in Dubai and the region will become closely involved in this project."
Spearheading the fight against global warming, EMS provides a full range of energy, water and environmental solutions including smart property solutions (SPS), renewable energy, water management, GAS solutions, power solutions, and the development of clean development mechanism (CDM). EMS also offers environmental and sustainable consultancy and national energy management programmes to the residential, leisure and institutional sectors throughout the region.