Geiger Launches Carbon Neutral Program w/UPS
Posted: October 19th, 2012
Lewiston, Maine – Jo-an Lantz, Executive Vice President of Geiger announced today Geiger has further reinforced their commitment to sustainability by participating in the UPS carbon neutral program.
Geiger is the first in the promotional industry in North America to participate in a contractual carbon neutral program for its UPS shipments. This vital initiative is an environmentallyresponsible program where Geiger offsets the carbon impact of its UPS shipments to customers.
"We are proud to be proactively leading our company in this socially responsible direction," states Lantz, "and to give our customers the ability to benefit from this service." Through this program UPS calculates carbon emissions for UPS shipments leaving our Geiger facility, then purchases and retires offsets equaling that amount. Offset projects include re forestation, renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric), methane and landfill gas destruction, waste water treatment and destruction of industrial pollutants. For added credibility, these projects are carefully chosen by UPS to ensure that they are highquality, meeting international standards. UPS's carbon calculation methodology and processes are certified by The Carbon Neutral Company and verified by Societe' Generale de Surveillance (SGS).
"Geiger's decision to provide its customers carbon neutral shipments is a demonstration of its commitment to making all of its operations sustainable. – building on the good work they have already completed in the areas of product materials, facilities, and community engagement. We are pleased to be a part of their mission to be an environmentallyresponsible company," said Arnold Barlow, UPS's senior manager of sustainability solutions. To learn more about the UPS carbon neutral program, go to www.ups.com/carbonneutral.
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