CHEP New Zealand is delighted to announce it has received CEMARS certification – which formally recognises CHEP’s effectiveness in measuring greenhouse gas emissions – in compliance with ISO 14064-1 – and the ability to identify, prioritise and manage greenhouse gas emission reduction activities.

CEMARS – Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme - is the world's first internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification programme under ISO 14064.

The programme involves a detailed audit of CHEP New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions every 12 months and provides targets to help CHEP reduce intensity emissionsby 2% every year from 2013 levels over a five-year period.

The CEMARS programme also provides a framework for driving improved carbon management and facilitates the purchase of carbon credits to offset remaining emissions.

CHEP’s commitment to environmental sustainability is just one element of CHEP’s Sustainability Framework, which has three pillars: Better Planet, Better Communities and Better Business.

CHEP New Zealand’s four environmental sustainability targets for the 2015 financial year include:
1. 100% Chain of Custody certified timber used for all pooled pallets;
2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity annually by a minimum of 2% to achieve a reduction of 10% by the end of the fifth year of the programme (2018);
3. Zero timber waste to landfill; and
4. Improved recycling rates at service centres.

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