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United States Carbon: Triple Bottom Line

Most conscious businesses subscribe to a Triple Bottom Line model of success. They aim to provide positive value in the domains of people, planet, and profit.

Profit

It is possible for a business to cut costs, tread more lightly on the earth and improve its bottom line – all at the same time.  The United States Carbon value proposition and mission shows companies how to do all three at once.  It also shows them how to enhance their image (for greater consumer affinity) and how to accrue an asset on the balance sheet (a carbon credit).

People

A conscious business seeks to benefit the livelihood of all its key constituents, including manufacturers, affected communities, and humanity at large. Some trends in conscious business which have arisen out of these efforts include:

  • The forming of wellness affirming workplace cultures
  • Improved employee benefit programs
  • Use of fair trade materials for manufacture or sale
  • Assistance to communities who supply raw materials
  • Assistance to communities who manufacture materials
  • Local community outreach programs
  • Reduction of energy use and toxins in products and operations.
Planet

A conscious corporation will seek to minimize its impact on the environment, and replenish the environment where it is able. Conscious corporations may choose to benefit the environment in many different ways, some trends include:

  • Robust recycling programs
  • Building or operating “green” or “net-zero carbon impact” workplace facilities …Some companies like Google achieve this by incorporating energy savings programs and purchasing carbon credits annually.
  • Using solar or wind energy in the workplace
  • Reducing energy use or going carbon neutral as a business.
  • Purchasing materials from organic or sustainable farmers
  • Purchasing renewable and sustainable materials
  • Working with environmentally conscious distributors
  • Urging manufacturers and distributors to adopt better environmental practices
  • Adopting sustainable product packaging
  • Designing their products & services with natural principles and fidelity in mind

To learn more about United States Carbon and our energy reduction technology please contact us at (855) 393-7555 or visit our website: www.unitedstatescarbon.com

What is Carbon Credit (CC)?

Carbon credits or Certified Emission Reduction (CER) certificates are issued when there is a reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). By convention, one ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent corresponds to one carbon credit. This credit can be traded in the international market. The reduction of emissions of other gases which also contribute to the greenhouse may also be converted into carbon credits, using the concept of equivalent carbon.

Carbon Credits create a market for GHG reduction by giving a monetary value to pollution. The concept of carbon sequestration was enshrined in the Kyoto Conference in 1997 in order to contain and reverse the buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere in order to reduce the greenhouse effect, which determines a maximum quota that developed countries can emit.

The conservation of carbon stocks in soils, forests and other vegetation, the preservation of native forests, the establishment of forests and agroforestry and reclamation are some actions that contribute to the reduction of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

The results of the effect Sequestration can be quantified using the estimate of biomass of the plant above and below ground, the calculating of carbon stored in the timber and the amount of CO2 absorbed in photosynthesis

Carbon Credit (CC) is a form of environmental currency.

To learn more about United States Carbon and our energy reduction technology please contact us at (855) 393-7555 or visit our website: www.unitedstatescarbon.com