We've gone green.
Fanfare please. We are proud to announce that we’re Australia’s first and (so far) only carbon neutral health fund, as certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI). That’s right, by getting our green house in order and then purchasing carbon credits to offset our emissions, we have officially become environmentally friendly.
Why we are making a stand...
We could talk about our ‘commitment to being ethical’ or ‘corporate social responsibility and sustainability’, like so many other health funds. But it’s really much simpler than that. We’ve gone green because we care. Rather than paying lip service to ethics, we believe in actually doing the right thing – by our members, the community and the planet. As a not-for-profit health fund, it’s in our nature. And after all, a healthier environment is better for everyone.
How we achieved 'NOCO2' certification.
In order to become a certified ‘NOCO2’ health fund, we commissioned the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) to review and analyse our business. They then calculated our carbon footprint (the amount of greenhouse gas we are responsible for emitting into the atmosphere). Following the review, CRI suggested ways we could reduce our carbon footprint, and we have offset all remaining emissions through the purchase of carbon abatement credits. The project in which we are currently purchasing carbon offsets is focused on reducing fossil fuel emissions to improve public health and environmental degradation.