Archery Park is a Certified Carbon Friendly Business
What does Carbon Friendly Stands for?
A Carbon Friendly business has:
- Documented their carbon footprint for the past 12 months using their own datasets,
- underwent a review of the documentation by an accredited organisation,
- used an officially recognised CO2 calculator to work out the CO emissions and
- has offset their carbon emissions with official certificates.
Our measuring period goes from 6 December 2019 to 6 December 2020. As part of our analysis we reported:
Electricity Consumption: 482kwh – 0.053 Tonnes CO2
Waste: 60kg – 0.110 Tonnes of CO2 (we established a waste reduction program right at the start)
Company Vehicle: 6400kms – 1.581 Tonnes CO2
Inward Freight: mixed air- and seafreight – 2.558 Tonnes CO2
Outward Freight: road freight – 0.081 Tonnes CO2
Total: 4.384 Tonnes of CO2 (about the use of a standard car per year)
How do we compare to others?
Our total annual carbon footprint of 4.384 tonnes is equivalent to the CO2 emissions of a standard family car per year.
According to the Trees for Life calculator 6 trees offset 1 tonne of CO2. So we need about 26 trees to offset our emissions.
We actually plant more than 26 trees each year as part of our eco-restoring work when we do track maintenance but these are not “certified” trees. We therefore bought certified carbon offset credits which help establishing new forests around New Zealand.
Our next steps!
The Carbon Friendly certification is a low entry level certification for very small businesses like ours.
The process for the last year has given us valuable insight in how to track our activities in order to achieve the ISO certified Climate Positive status for 2021. That status means our business will remove CO2 from the atmosphere and together with all our customers we will make the world a better place.
With that knowledge we will then actively seek to reduce our CO2 emissions.